1. Creator/Author:
  2. L. Lipman (1)

Emancipation Proclamation

Creator:
L. Lipman, S. W. Martin
Location:
Wisconsin, Madison
Origin Date:
1864
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 26 1/2 in x 19 11/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2185
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This lithograph features the text of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln. At the top of the print is a patriotic eagle positioned above illustrations of Liberty and Columbia with a devil and an angel on either side. An oval frame in the center of the print features the text of the Proclamation printed in script with the phrase "Now therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander in Chief of the army and navy" printed in large block type. To the viewer's left of the oval are five vignettes illustrating the lives of African American slaves. On the viewer's right of the oval are five vignettes illustrating the future lives of African Americans after the issue of the Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Below the oval is a small portrait of Abraham Lincoln under which is a small vignette of a group of African Americans on their knees and heads bowed with the caption "Give thanks all ye people, give thanks to the Lord." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum