At center, a depiction of a parade in celebration of the passing of the 15th Amendment. Framing it are portraits and vignettes illustrating the rights granted by the 15th Amendment: "We till our own fields," "The Ballot Box is Open to Us," "We Unite in the Bonds of Fellowship with the Whole Human Race," etc.
A pamphlet made of green and black ink on yellowed paper. The front cover has green text that has the title, author, a brief description, and publishing information. The interior consists of forty-eight pages of text. The back cover contains an advertisement for International Publishers.
A round pinback button featuring a black-and-white photographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the proper left and a black-and-white photographic portrait of Frederick Douglass on the proper right. The portraits are in the center against a cream background. A gold colored border surrounds the outside edge of the button with bands of blue with white stars at the top and bottom center and bands of white with red stripes at the right and left center.
Elderly African American man with a beard, in a suit, tie, and hat and wearing military medals is turned 3/4 to look at the framed picture of Abraham Lincoln he is holding. Reverse: a newspaper clipping of the same photograph, stamped in purple ink "AMERICAN MAY 29 1936". The title of the article is "Vet, 104, in Parade" with caption in bold and italics: "JAMES BROWN, 104 YEARS OLD! Oldest war veteran left in Illinois." Photograph was intentionally hand-colored with white paint to improve reproduction of the photograph in printed media; the clipping in which the photograph appears is pasted to a paper which is adhered to the photograph.
This booklet was produced in December 1862 specifically for Union soldiers to read and distribute among African Americans.
A miniature pamphlet containing the text of the Emancipation Proclamation. Seven pages with the original printed salmon wrappers. Lightly soiled, text lightly tanned. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt.