Emancipation Proclamation - Inventory Number: DOC 198
Emancipation Proclamation Issued January 1st, 1863
This rare lithograph entitled: Emancipation Proclamation,
Issued January 1st, 1863, was executed by P.S. Duval & Son, was published
by Gilman R. Russell of Philadelphia in 1865. A full-length portrait of Lincoln
with his hand on the signed Proclamation dominates the image.
The portrait is surrounded by the text of the document
within an elaborate border of flowers and cupids. The American eagle, Columbia,
and a seated slave are pictured at the top above a dove with an olive branch.
Print makers designed a variety of “calligraphic” prints of the Emancipation Proclamation intended to be hung in parlors. Notice that the lithographer of this print engraved Lincoln’s head on the much smaller body of John C. Fremont which had been engraved earlier thus making it quicker to get the new print on the market. Dated 1865. Housed in its original walnut frame with gold filet boarder. Measuring 31¼” x 23 ½” with original wavy glass. Engraving measures” 27 ½” x 20” Frame retains its original hanging cord constructed of red, white, and blue cotton cording. Has been professionally de-acidified by the renown Maria Pukownic and archival buffers have added behind the work to prevent damage from the original backer boards which are also present. A truly remarkable piece for the Lincoln enthusiast or Civil War collector.
Inventory Number: DOC 198