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President Lincoln, writing the Proclamation of Freedom

1862 - 1863
David Gilmour Blythe

This lithograph of the famous painting by David Gilmour Blythe shows the artist's imaginative rendering of a pajama-clad Lincoln drafting the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln's hands rest on the Bible and the Constitution to demonstrate the moral justice and lawful necessity of issuing the Proclamation.

President Lincoln, writing the proclamation of freedom

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