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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.
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. http://npg.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.79.95.V (accessed, June 19, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 9 7/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
etching on paper
Recto, above image at left: 3
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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