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Abraham Lincoln.
probably 1863
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by F. P. Whiting , American, born 1840
Publisher:Published by Phelps & Watson , American, 1859 - 1864
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 12 x 8 11/16in. (30.5 x 22.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 14 1/8 x 9 7/8in. (35.9 x 25.1cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: A bearded man is seated in an armchair. He wears a coat, vest, pants, shoes, shirt and necktie. His left arm rests on the arm of the chair. His right arm rests on a table covered with a tablecloth. On the table are two books, a quill pen in an elaborate inkwell with the figure of a soldier on it, and a sheet of paper. The word "PROCLAMATION" is legible at the top of the sheet. The signature "A. Lincoln" is visible at the bottom. In the background is a paneled wall. Fringed drapery tied back with a cord with tassels is at the right. A patterned carpet is on the floor.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "ABRAHAM LINCOLN. / SIXTEENTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. / Immortalized his name by the PROCLAMATION OF EMANCIPATION January 1st 1863 / whereby more than THREE MILLIONS of HUMAN BEINGS were declared / FOREVER FREE." On verso, lower right, in pencil, "consv CPC 1987" "S St J. Morgan" "Dwr 50" and accession number.
Object Number: 2003.258.0
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