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The stereograph features a black and white image of a statue featuring Abraham Lincoln standing by a kneeling male slave with 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. The albumen print is mounted on an orange card with rounded edges. Photographer information may be found on the card's reverse.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4 1/4 X 7 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
verso, handwritten: Statue of Lincoln / Washington D.C. verso, printed: RANALD DOUGLAS, / OUT DOOR PHOTOGRAPHER, / 260 Gorham Street, / LOWELL, - MASS.
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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