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This manifestation of the Emancipation Proclamation features the Proclamation's title at the top of the broadside in a decorative script. Its textual body appears beneath the title in two columns, and the title and text are surrounded by a decorative scroll border. The broadside was released by the U.S. Christian Commission, an organization founded at the start of the Civil War to address the spiritual needs of soldiers. The organization disbanded in 1866.
The NorthWest Branch of the United States Christian Commission. http://www.nwuscc.org/OldUSCC.html (accessed July 17, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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17 1/2 X 11 1/2 inches
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ink on paper
recto, top center: PROCLAMATION / OF THE / PRESIDENT / OF THE / UNITED STATES. recto, bottom center: PUBLISHED BY THE U.S. CHRISTIAN COMMISSION. / Printed at the "DAILY PRESS" Job Office, Corner of Church and Cherry Streets, opposite the Post Office
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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