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Artist:
John G. Darby, active 1830s - 1860s  Search this
Sitter:
Harriet Arminta Tubman, 1820 - 10 Mar 1913  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17.8 × 10.4 cm (7 × 4 1/8")
Book: 18.7 × 12.3 × 1.8 cm (7 3/8 × 4 13/16 × 11/16")
Type:
Book
Date:
c. 1868
Exhibition Label:
Harriet Tubman advocated for women, including their right to suffrage. This biography, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, features a woodcut portrait as the frontispiece. With her hands on the barrel of a rifle, Tubman’s pose reflects her service during the Civil War as a spy for the Union Army. Like Sojourner Truth, she fought for women’s financial freedom. In 1899, she petitioned Congress for her military pension.
Harriet Tubman abogó por los derechos de las mujeres, incluido el voto. Esta biografía, Scenes in the life of Harriet Tubman, lleva en la portada un grabado con su retrato. Su pose, con las manos sobre el cañón de un rifle, alude a su servicio en la Guerra Civil Estadounidense como espía para el Ejército de la Unión. Al igual que Sojourner Truth, Tubman luchó por la independencia económica de las mujeres. En 1899 presentó al Congreso una petición de pensión militar.
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Weapon\Gun\Rifle  Search this
Book  Search this
Illustration  Search this
Harriet Arminta Tubman: Female  Search this
Harriet Arminta Tubman: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Harriet Arminta Tubman: Health and Medicine\Nurse  Search this
Harriet Arminta Tubman: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
Harriet Arminta Tubman: Military\Scout  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2006.31
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4414b54f6-bcb6-4bef-8ef9-a8c1e021ee31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2006.31