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The Proclamation of Emancipation by the President of the United States, to take effect January 1st, 1863

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Written by
President Lincoln, Abraham, American, 1809 - 1865
Published by
Forbes, John Murray, American, 1813 - 1898
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (8.3 x 5.4 cm)
Type
pamphlets
Date
1862
Caption
This booklet was produced in December 1862 specifically for Union soldiers to read and distribute among African Americans.
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Emancipation
Law
Slavery
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.40
Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture