Mar 21, 2024 - Sale 2663

Sale 2663 - Lot 20

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(ABOLITION.) Abraham Lincoln. Carte-de-visite rendering of the Emancipation Proclamation. Albumen photograph, 2½ x 2 inches, on original photographer's mount with printed caption; minimal wear. Syracuse, NY: Ames' National Business College, 1866

Additional Details

The Emancipation Proclamation is illustrated with portraits of Lincoln, his cabinet, and Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, and Thomas. The portraits and calligraphy were by D.T. Ames, and the photographer was F.E. Marble. We can find only two other similar examples, at the Indiana Historical Society and Lincoln Financial Foundation, although both credit a Mrs. Glover as the photographer. No others traced at auction; the original artwork by Ames was sold at a Charles Hamilton auction in 1981.