Commemorative Print of the Emancipation Proclamation, 1864

Description
In the summer of 1862, Lincoln drafted an executive order on slavery. Published in September, it declared that, as of January 1, 1863, all persons held in slavery in areas still in rebellion would be “then, thenceforward, and forever free.” Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not directly free any enslaved people in Union-controlled areas, it was widely understood that a Union victory would mean the end of slavery.
Publishers throughout the North printed decorative copies of the Emancipation Proclamation after its enactment. R. A. Dimmick published this engraving in 1864.
Gift of Ralph E. Becker, 1959
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
broadside, illuminated
date made
1864
associated date
1863
associated person
Lincoln, Abraham
maker
R. A. Dimmick
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
white with black type; yellow; blue; red; green (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 16 in; 55.88 cm x 40.64 cm
mat: 26 1/4 in x 20 1/2 in; 66.675 cm x 52.07 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
PL*227739.1863.F03
catalog number
227739.1863.F03
accession number
274861
subject
Blacks
abolitionism
African American
Slavery
related event
Emancipation Proclamation (2)
Emancipation Proclamation (1)
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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