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1863 "Facsimile Emancipation Proclamation" Broadside by Edward Mendel

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This 1863 lithograph is a facsimile printing of the final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, written by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862. On September 22, 1862, five days after the Union victory at the Battle of Antietam, Lincoln released the proclamation. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." President Lincoln donated the original final draft to the Northwestern Sanitary Fair in Chicago in 1863, to be sold to raise money for medical support of the soldiers. Thomas B. Bryan purchased the document for $3,000 and, in turn, donated it to the Soldiers' Home in Chicago. Bryan commissioned lithographer Edward Mendel to create facsimile broadside printings of the original document. The sale of these broadsides funded the United States Sanitary Commission and the Soldiers' Home in Chicago. The original manuscript was later destroyed in the Chicago fire of 1871, thus making this a scarce facsimile record of a lost Lincoln manuscript. In the center, beneath the title, is another facsimile of the October 26, 1863 letter written by President Lincoln to the "Ladies having in charge of the North Western Fair" to accompany the final draft. To the left of the letter is a portrait of President Lincoln. To the right of the letter is the logo for The Soldiers' Home with the text “Let Loyal Hearts and Willing Hands Cherish, Comfort and Care for my Wounded Heroes.” Beneath the Proclamation is the statement of the purpose for the sale of the facsimiles signed by Thomas B. Bryan, President of The Soldier's Home, Chicago, Illinois: “This publication is undertaken in behalf of the General Treasury of the United States Sanitary Commission, and also to create a fund for the erection and maintenance of a permanent home for our sick and disabled soldiers. Purchasers of this fac-simile of the Proclamation of Freedom will thus invest that immortal instrument with a new interest, as contributing to noble institutions which shall prove a just tribute of a Nation’s gratitude to her patriot sons.” To the left of the statement is the official seal of authenticity with the statement above it reading "Every genuine copy has the Proclamation Seal attached immediately hereunder." Condition: Toning to broadside, with four slightly darker vertical lines, possibly a result of previous wooden frame backing. Few scattered stains and slight surface abrasions. Archivally presented in a custom black and gold frame.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 43.25 in. x W 37 in. x D 3.25 in.H 109.86 cm x W 93.98 cm x D 8.26 cm
  • Seller Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
  • Seller Reference Number
    PR336
  • Reference Number
    LU909711856963
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