On View
Slavery and Freedom Gallery
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
Written by
President Lincoln, Abraham, American, 1809 - 1865
Published by
Forbes, John Murray, American, 1813 - 1898
Date
1862
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (8.3 x 5.4 cm)
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.
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Type
pamphlets
Topic
Emancipation
Law
Slavery
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.40
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53cfb0cb1-4ae9-4a81-b6ff-84246e819e49

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