Truth Seated with Photo

Publisher not identified1863

National Women’s History Museum

National Women’s History Museum

Photograph shows portrait of abolitionist Sojourner Truth wearing polka dotted dress and holding cased photograph of her grandson James Caldwell of Co. H, 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, who was a prisoner-of-war at James Island, South Carolina between 1863 and 1865.
- Date and place of publication from Grigsby, Darcy Grimaldo. Enduring Truths : Sojourner's shadows and substance. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015, pages 52-53.
- Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2017; (D073)
- Purchased from: Swann Auction Galleries, New York, March 2017.
- Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).

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  • Title: Truth Seated with Photo
  • Creator: Publisher not identified
  • Date Created: 1863
  • Location Created: Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Physical Dimensions: 7 x 11 cm
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
  • Medium: 1 albumen print on card mount