Détails
IMAGE ID
GLC479172
Titre
President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, January 1 1863, 1864 (litho)
Artiste
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-65) / American
Lieu de conservation
Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York, USA
Technique
lithograph
Date
1864 (C19th)
Dimensions
67 x 52 cms
Description
The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War using his war powers. It was not a law passed by Congress. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states then in rebellion, thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at that time. The Proclamation immediately freed 50,000 slaves, with nearly all the rest (of the 3.1 million) freed as Union armies advanced. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not itself outlaw slavery, and did not make the ex-slaves (called freedmen) citizens. One of three colour lithographic broadsides. Printed by L. Nagel. Presented to Lincoln for signing by David Williams Cheesman. Signed on back: "Property of Mrs. Maria Cheesman/ Phoenix/ Oregon."
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Mot(s)-clé
abolition / print / slavery / proclamation / manuscript / text / governmental / textual / document / legal / american / emancipation / america / printed / writing / signed / united states / law / government / signature / usa / Engraving / Mzengraving
Disponibilité
Taille (pixels) Taille en 300 dpi Taille du fichier (MB)
Grand 6062 × 7788 px 513 × 659 mm 10.8 MB
Moyen 797 × 1024 px 67 × 87 mm 1.2 MB
Petit 467 × 600 px 40 × 51 mm 0.4 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright

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