Large Historic 1860s Photo Celebration Of Emancipation Proclamation Free Slave
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Large Historic 1860s Photo Celebration Of Emancipation Proclamation Free Slave :
Large original albumen photo showing a crowd, including a Union
band and the person of honor, a young African American man who
is seated in a wheelbarrow.The large group is gathered in front of a hotelto celebrate the
Emancipation Proclamation. A helpful er messaged to inform
me that they believed this was the Exchange Hotel in downtown
Methuen, Massachusetts, and that there was a bet, based on the
result of Congress's vote, that the loser would have to wheel
the young black man to Lawrence, Mass!This is a very rare and significant image - a February, 2011
articlein Newsweek described the one that was used in their
story as theonly known example at that time.
The dimensions of the entire piece, including the mat, are
16.5" x 13.5" which is too large to fit on my scanner, so
I took one off cell phone pics which I uploaded directly from
my phone completely unedited.Condition is overall very good with some minor issues, all
which should be apparent in my photos. The albumen is affixed
to the mount and the original paper mat goes over the top,
but as you can see, is detached. No doubt at one time it was
framed behind glass...
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