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The stereograph features a black and white image of a statue featuring Abraham Lincoln standing by a kneeling male slave, his proper left hand raised as he is about to emancipate the slave. In his proper right hand, which rests on a bronze podium, Lincoln holds an unrolled copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. To the rear of the figures is a whipping post, chains, shackles, and a frayed whip. On each corner of the podium are fasces and around the base of the podium are thirteen stars. A bas-relief of George Washington decorates the angled face of the podium and a Union shield decorates the inner face of the podium. Plants adorn each side of the statue, and an inscription is included. Buildings stand in the image's background. The photograph is mounted on a yellow card with slightly rounded edges.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

3 7/16 X 7 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

recto, in photograph at base of statue: A RACE SET FREE / AND THE COUNTRY AT PEACE / LINCOLN / RESTS FROM HIS LABORS recto, printed on photograph: 70 Emancipation Statue, Boston Mass. recto, at left of card: AMERICAN VIEWS. recto, at right of card: STANDARD SERIES. verso, handwritten at top right: $1.50

Creation Location

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

Work Type

stereograph

Class

photos

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

6595

Digital ID

FVW_06595

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.

Emancipation Statue, Boston Mass.

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