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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 7/16 X 7 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
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
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Slaves--Emancipation--United States; United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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