Print, Abraham Lincoln with the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863

Summary

Following the American Civil War, this print commemorated a crucial event and became popular for home and classroom display across the country. President Lincoln is shown in this hand colored lithograph with a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. Publicly announced by Lincoln in September 1862 to become law on January 1, 1863, it was the essential first legal step in eliminating slavery.

Following the American Civil War, this print commemorated a crucial event and became popular for home and classroom display across the country. President Lincoln is shown in this hand colored lithograph with a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. Publicly announced by Lincoln in September 1862 to become law on January 1, 1863, it was the essential first legal step in eliminating slavery.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1865-1870

Subject Date

1863

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.3.13687

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Hand coloring

Technique

Lithography

Color

Black (Color)
Blue
Yellow
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 in

Width: 9.5 in

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