“Edmonia Lewis, the colored sculptor, residing in Rome . .
. is below medium height; her complexion and feautures [sic] betray her
African origin; her hair is more of the Indian type, black straight and
abundant … her face is bright, intelligent, and expressive . . . She is
one of the most interesting of our American women artists here, and we
are glad to know that she is fast winning fame and fortune.”
—Morning Republican, Little Rock, AR, May 17, 1871