Portrait of A Young Harriet Tubman, circa 1869

Portrait that inspired Ann — from the New York Times

—the only one of her young, poised in an elegant
blouse ruched at the cuff and shoulder, pin-tucks
tapered to the waist, her forearm languid
on the back of a parlor chair, slender
fingered. In her lap, her left-hand casts
freighted shadows on her billowing skirt,
her eyes are wrought iron.

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