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    Sojourner Truth Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4". Imprinted "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance SOJOURNER TRUTH" beneath her image. Albumen has some spotting. Verso bears copyright information: "Entered according to act of Congress in 1864 by SOJOURNER TRUTH. . . ." Minor foxing spots on verso.

    Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree (after her father's owner) in New York, Sojourner Truth had already run away from the chains of slavery when it was officially abolished in the state in 1827. Around 1840 she became a traveling preacher, and adopted the name Sojourner Truth in recognition of that calling and, as she asserted, following the instructions of the Holy Spirit.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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