Engraving, Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 1864

Summary

During 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 engraving 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.

During 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 engraving 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

1864

Subject Date

01 January 1863

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

66.143.833

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Ink
paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Engraving (Printing process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 12 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Printed below image in center: ENGRAVED BY GEO. E. PERINE, NEW YORK Printed below image on left: Entered according to act of Congress AD 1864 by Geo. E. Perine in the [continues on right after center text] Printed below image on right: Clerks office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York Printed below image in lower center: Abraham Lincoln [facsimile signature]

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