President Lincoln writing the Proclamation of Freedom 18444u


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President Lincoln, writing the Proclamation of Freedom. January 1st, 1863 / painted by [David Gilmour] Blythe ; lithogr. and printed in colors by Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. Cincinnati, O.
PGA - Ehrgott--President Lincoln... (B size) [P&P]
LC-DIG-ppmsca-18444 (digital file from original item)
LC-USZC4-1425 (color film copy transparency)
LC-USZ62-2069 (b&w film copy neg.)
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. In a cluttered study Lincoln sits in shirtsleeves and slippers, at work on the document near an open window. His left hand is placed on a Bible that rests on a copy of the Constitution in his lap. The scene is crammed with symbolic details and other meaningful references. A bust of Lincoln's strongly Unionist predecessor Andrew Jackson sits on a mantlepiece near the window at Lincoln's right. A bust of another former President, James Buchanan, who was widely viewed as ineffectual against secessionism, hangs by a rope around its neck from a bookcase behind Lincoln. The scales of justice appear in the left corner, and a railsplitter's maul lies on the floor at Lincoln's feet.
1 print on wove paper : lithograph printed in colors ; image 39.7 x 49.1 cm.
[Pittsburgh, Pa.] : M. Depuy, no. 21 Wylie St., Pittsburgh, publisher, [1863]
Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co., lithographer.
Blythe, David Gilmour, 1815-1865, artist.
Title from item.
Chambers, p. 92
The Lincoln Image, p. 105
Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1863-1.
Exhibited in: "The President and the Tsar" at the Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, WI, 2008-2009.
Jackson, Andrew, his memory invoked.
Buchanan, James, his presidency criticized.
Constitution (pictured).
Emancipation Proclamation.
Lincoln, Abraham, presidency.
Portrait prints 1860-1870.
Lithographs Color 1860-1870.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
(digital file from original item) ppmsca 18444 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18444
(digital file from color film copy transparency) cph 3b52929 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b52929
(digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a05801 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a05801

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