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President Lincoln, writing the Proclamation of Freedom. January 1st, 1863 (Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

Blythe, David Gilmore (1815-1865)ca. 1863

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

A print based on David Gilmour Blythe's fanciful painting of Lincoln writing the Emancipation Proclamation. Contrary to the title, the proclamation was issued in 1862 and went into effect in January 1863.

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  • Title: President Lincoln, writing the Proclamation of Freedom. January 1st, 1863 (Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
  • Creator: Blythe, David Gilmore (1815-1865)
  • Date: ca. 1863

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