Mar 21, 2024 - Sale 2663

Sale 2663 - Lot 21

Price Realized: $ 281
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(ABOLITION.) James W. Watts, engraver; after Herrick. Reading the Emancipation Proclamation. Engraving, 19 x 16¼ inches; several short closed tears, light soiling, moderate toning, minor edge wear, mounted on board. [Hartford, CT]: Lucius Stebbins, 1864

Additional Details

By torchlight, a Union soldier reads a newspaper printing of the proclamation to a group of anxious freedmen in a cabin. With an inset portrait of Lincoln in the lower margin. Neely & Holzer, Union Image, page 232.