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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Lincoln, Abraham. Proclamation of Emancipation. Engraving, 22 x 17 inches; faint evidence of marginal wear, professionally cleaned and restored. Chicago: Charles Shober, printer, 
Second issue of this design, with artist and publisher Albert Kidder's New York and Chicago addresses given in the lower left. Features the proclamation in elaborate calligraphic text, with five patriotic vignettes and a small portrait of Lincoln. The portrait gives Lincoln a receding hairline, which was corrected for the third issue--before a copy was presented to the president. Eberstadt 27.
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