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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Artist
John G. Darby, active 1830s - 1860s
Sitter
Harriet Arminta Tubman, 1820 - 10 Mar 1913
Date
c. 1868
Type
Book
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")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.2006.31
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.
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