1. Creator/Author:
  2. Joseph E. Paine (1)

Proclamation, January the First

Creator:
Joseph E. Paine
Location:
New York, Brooklyn
Origin Date:
1864
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/4 in x 16 3/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2182
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print features a head and shoulders portrait of a beardless Abraham Lincoln and the text of the Proclamation of Emancipation. The title is at the top with the date forming an arch over the portrait of Lincoln which was done from a photograph taken on February 27, 1860, in New York. The text of the Proclamation is below the portrait and begins with a faint 35-star flag. A tree with three dates (1620, 1776, and 1863) on the trunk forms the left border of the print. A soldier is shown standing at the base of the tree in the lower left corner. An illustration of a canon aimed through a port hole is shown in the lower right corner of the print. Just below the image in the lower margin is the note: "Done entirely with steel pens and ordinary writing ink by J. E. Paine, Brooklyn, New York." The publisher's information is also in the lower margin near the bottom edge. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum