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Creator Role

printmaker

Description

The etching depicts Abraham Lincoln drafting the Emancipation Proclamation and appears to be in cohorts with the devil. 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.

Description Source

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. http://npg.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.79.95.V (accessed, June 19, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1866

Measurement

8 X 9 7/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 3

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

Print

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

4842

Digital ID

FVW_04842.3

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Writing the Emancipation Proclamation (from Confederate War Etchings)

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