This Emancipation Proclamation is a portrait of Lincoln, based on the photograph O-91; rendered in calligraphy, with the words of the Emancipation Proclamation as the medium. It is one of the more popular lithographs.
“An interesting calligraphic portrait of Lincoln “¦ and made by skillful shading of the handwritten text, hence the peculiar hyphenations.´– Eberstadt.
Pratt, W. H. (Broadside) PROCLAMATION OF EMANCIPATION / Whereas / on the twenty second day”¦a Proclamation was issued”¦.ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Designed and written by W. H. Pratt, Davenport, Iowa. Litho. By A. Hageboeck. Davenport: 1865. Approx. 12 x 15 inches. Eberstadt #40.
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