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Creator Role

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Description

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.

Description Source

The NorthWest Branch of the United States Christian Commission. http://www.nwuscc.org/OldUSCC.html (accessed July 17, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1863

Measurement

17 1/2 X 11 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

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

Creation Location

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

Work Type

broadside

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

6997

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.

Proclamation of the President of the United States

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