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Black man reading newspaper by candlelight. Note: Man reading a newspaper with headline, "Presidential Proclamation, Slavery," which refers to the Jan. 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. Drawing; watercolor. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-2442 (color film copy transparency). Uncompressed archival TIFF version (4 MiB)], level color (pick white & black points), cropped, and converted to JPEG (quality level 88) with the GIMP

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Strobridge & Co. Lith. Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation / The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati. , ca. 1888. Cincinnati: The Strobridge Lith. Co. Photograph.

Photograph of Emancipation Day celebration, June 19, 1900 held in "East Woods" on East 24th Street in Austin. Mrs. Grace Murray Stephenson also kept a diary of the day's events which she sold to the San Francisco Chronicle which reported a full-page feature on it.

This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs and was provided by the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 14071 times, with 176 in the last month.

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Reading the Emancipation Proclamation / H.W. Herrick, del., J.W. Watts, SC. , ca. 1864. [Hartford, Conn.: S.A. Peters and Co] Photograph.

The Absolute Equality mural by artist Reginald Adams was dedicated in Galveston on June 19, 2021. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.


5c Emancipation Proclamation single

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.
United States; Abraham Lincoln; President; slavery; American Civil War; Union; Confederacy; Emancipation Proclamation; executive order; Congress; abolition; chain
Data Source: National Postal Museum
Date: August 16, 1963
Object number: 980.2493.5452