Print # 3, Writing the Emancipation Proclamation

Object Number: 
PR.010.1.05.1
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
Etching
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 22 in. (40.6 x 55.9 cm)
Description: 
Lincoln is seen writing, his foot on the U.S. Constitution. Ghouls and demons surround him on the furniture, the inkpot. Two paintings of saints of war are hung on the wall.
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold, ed. "Lincoln and New York." New York: The New-York Historical Society and London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2009. Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library, Confederate War Etchings File
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group