Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
President Lincoln, Abraham, American, 1809 - 1865
Seward, William Henry, American, 1801 - 1872
Date
1863-1880s
Medium
ink on paper, paperboard
Dimensions
H x W (Text panel): 2 1/4 × 3 5/8 in. (5.7 × 9.2 cm)
H x W (Card): 2 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (5.7 × 9.5 cm)
Description
A carte-de-visite sized card with handwritten text of the Emancipation Proclamation. The text is on a sheet that has been pasted onto the card. The text at the top and bottom of the card reads [The Emancipation Proclamation of / Abraham Lincoln President of the U.S.] with the text of the proclamation appearing inside a hand-drawn, rectangular border. Card has smudges and stains, especially along the bottom and outer edges. There are no marks on the back.
Place depicted
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Type
proclamations
Topic
Emancipation
Freedom
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
2019.28.15
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd527d105ea-cb98-4068-8d81-378f639329c7

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