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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Composite photograph of the signers of the 13th Amendment, which banned slavery. Composite oval albumen photograph, 19 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches oval, on slightly larger oval mount, credited in negative; scattered surface loss in lower left affecting three portraits, minor toning and soiling. Not examined out of what appears to be the original frame. New York: Powell and Co., 1865
Depicts the congressmen who voted in favor of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, as well as Lincoln and Hamlin. Lacks the accompanying key, "Anti-Slavery Constitutional Amendment Picture." Provenance: consigned by descendants of John Martin Broomall (1816-1894), who served in Congress as a representative from Pennsylvania's 7th District during this period. He was an active abolitionist and signed the 13th Amendment; he can be seen in the midst of the upper left quadrant, just behind and to the left of his friend and colleague Thaddeus Stevens (see lot below).
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