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Writing the Emancipation Proclamation, 1862. (Plate 25).

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Identifier: P0293-0763

Title: Writing the Emancipation Proclamation, 1862. (Plate 25).

Description: Print of President Lincoln sitting at a table writing. Under Lincoln's foot is a book that reads "Constitution U.S." On the wall is a painting of "St. Domingo" with slaves who are carrying off a woman, killing a baby, and dancing around a dead body. There is a portrait of John Brown on the wall titled "St. Ossawatamie" and a wall sconce bears a statue of Liberty with a bag over her head. There are images of demons and monsters on the table corners, windowsill, and wall fixtures as well as on top of the table. The lithograph was one of twenty pro-Confederate political cartoons printed by Adalbert J. Volck in 1864 and published under the pseudonym V. Blada as "V. Blada's War Sketches."


Place: United States

Dates: 1864

Type(s): Lithograph

Maker/Creator: Adalbert John Volck

Subjects: lithograph
V. Blada
black and white
Civil War, 1861-1865
Political cartoons
Sketches from the Civil War in North America
V. Blada's War Sketches
Slavery, abolition, and emancipation
John Brown
slave revolts
Politics and government


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