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    Sale 2486 | Lot 119
    Price Realized: $1,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 119

      (PRINTS--EMANCIPATION.) Currier & Ives. Freedom to the Slaves Proclaimed January 1st 1863 by Abraham Lincoln. Hand-colored lithograph, 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches; several repaired closed tears in margins, and one 3-inch repaired tear extending through caption area, minor toning. New York, circa 1865

      Estimate $600 - 900

      Lincoln in the role of Great Emancipator, with the shackles of an enslaved man apparently falling off as the Lincoln's arm rises heavenward. Lincoln's face was apparently based on a 9 February 1864 Brady portrait (Ostendorf O-92). Lincoln Image, pages 102-3. with--Group of 4 other prints relating to the Emancipation Proclamation, circa 1863-1920s. Cabinet-sized photo of the Ritchie engraving of Carpenter painting [First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation]. 4 x 6 3/4 inches on original gilt-printed mount. Np, undated * Lincoln Art Publishing Company. "The Proclamation of Emancipation." Photomechanical print, 23 x 17 inches, featuring the Carpenter image and facsimile text. New York: New York Engraving and Printing, circa early 20th century * "Proclamation of Emancipation," showing the hand of God. Engraving from a book, 5 x 7 1/2 inches * Photogravure of the painting "Lincoln and the Contrabands," 6 x 8 1/2 inches.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,000