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The print is a reproduction of a nineteenth century etching. The satirical piece depicts Abraham Lincoln,who appears to be in cohorts with the devil, drafting the Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation, which was signed on January 1, 1863, freed all slaves in Confederate states. Also depicted is a portrait of John Brown, a radical abolitionist, hanging on Lincoln's wall. The print is organized and stored in a black album with other reproductive prints.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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8 X 10 inches
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verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3252
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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