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President Lincoln - Writing the Freedom Proclamation

President Lincoln - Writing the Freedom Proclamation Law and Politics American History Civil Rights Social Studies Visual Arts

President Lincoln Writing the Proclamation of Freedom, January 1, 1863.

According to the Library of Congress:

This print is based on David Gilmore Blythe's painting of Lincoln writing the Emancipation Proclamation. Blythe imagined the President in a cluttered study at work on the document near an open window draped with a flag. His left hand is placed on a Bible that rests on a copy of the Constitution in his lap. The scales of justice appear in the left corner, and a railsplitter's maul lies on the floor at Lincoln's feet.

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"President Lincoln Writing the Proclamation of Freedom, January 1, 1863."

Lithograph (after David G. Blythe painting) by Ehrgott and Forbriger, Cincinnati, 1864.

Image, courtesy Library of Congress.

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