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Maker(s):Yarde, Richard
Culture:American (1939-2011)
Title:Sojourner Truth
Date Made:2002
Materials:giclée print
Measurements:sheet: 16 7/8 x 11 1/2 in.; 42.9 x 29.2 cm; image: 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.; 34.3 x 21.0 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2002.355
Credit Line:Purchase with William K. Allison (Class of 1920) Memorial Fund

Sojourner Truth, b. Isabella Baumfree (c.1797-1883)

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A preeminent watercolorist, Yarde lived for many years in Northampton, Massachusetts. Both Yarde and Sojourner Truth recognized the power of photography and portraiture in representing Black Americans as an important part of US culture.

Truth (American, ca. 1797–1883) copyrighted her own image in cartes de visite (small albumen prints mounted on cards) that she widely circulated to promote and raise money for her causes, which included the abolition of slavery. One such portrait served as the basis for Yarde’s print. Inspired by his own history and identity as a Black man, Yarde often celebrated historical and contemporary African American icons like Truth.

Lisa Crossman, 2020

shopping; African American; figures

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