A carte-de-visite sized card with handwritten text of the Emancipation Proclamation. The text is on a sheet that has been pasted onto the card. The text at the top and bottom of the card reads [The Emancipation Proclamation of / Abraham Lincoln President of the U.S.] with the text of the proclamation appearing inside a hand-drawn, rectangular border. Card has smudges and stains, especially along the bottom and outer edges. There are no marks on the back.


  • Title: Manuscript of Emancipation Proclamation on card
  • Creator: Unidentified
  • Date Created: 1863 - 1880s
  • Provenance: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Subject Keywords: Emancipation,Freedom,Law,Slavery,U.S. History,Civil War
  • Rights: Public Domain

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