Proclamation of Emancipation



This original broadside was printed in 1865.  The text of The Emancipation Proclamation has been written in such a way as to create a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln with the words themselves.

The seated photograph of Lincoln was taken by Mathew Brady on February 9, 1864.  Lincoln said of it:  "I don't know that I have any favorite portrait of myself; but I have thought that if I looked like any of the likenesses of me that have been taken, I look most like that one."


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