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5c Emancipation Proclamation stamp

1963-08-16

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

This Emancipation Proclamation Issue stamp commemorates the centennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order that declared the freedom of slaves – nearly three million – residing in territories in rebellion. The Proclamation represented a shift in the war objectives of the North: reuniting the nation was no longer the only goal. It also promoted the ultimate abolition of slavery in the United States. The stamp features an image of a broken, or severed, chain.

Scott Catalogue USA: 1233
mint

Museum ID: 1980.2493.5452

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Details

  • Title: 5c Emancipation Proclamation stamp
  • Date Created: 1963-08-16
  • Subject Keywords: Emancipation Proclamation, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (dark blue, black, red); adhesive / engraving

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