Sojourner Truth (for The Raleigh News & Observer Book Review) Sojourner Truth (for The Raleigh News & Observer Book Review)

1997

As I recall, the original of this illustration for a book review got itself bought and went off to live in Barbados (sp?).

I also recall when (this was years ago) some Raleigh country-club woman, going through my portfolio on the chance that she MIGHT choose to buy something from me, saw this and asked "Do you work from photographs?"

I told her that Sojourner Truth died about 100 years before I was even born, and that, if I were capable of summoning-up dead folks for portrait sittings, I'd be making a hell of a lot more money than I was by sitting around with her.

It's a nice feeling to sometimes realize "Wait...I'm not getting PAID ENOUGH to put up with this stuff" and just speak your mind.......

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