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Emancipation Proclamation

With the text of the Emancipation Proclamation surrounded by vignettes contrasting the cruelty and exploitation of slavery with the rights and benefits that enslaved African Americans potentially gained with emancipation, most of the pictures of slavery and freedom in this 1864 print were copied from Thomas Nast's 1863 Harper's Weekly engraving "Emancipation of the Negroes, January, 1863—The Past and Future."

Creator: L. Lipman

Date: 1864

Publisher: Milwaukee: S. W. Martin & N. P. Judson

Source: Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress