Our reproduction of the Emancipation Proclamation combines all five pages of the original document into one easy to display facsimile on parchment writing paper.
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War, formally proclaiming the freedom of all slaves held in areas still in revolt. The Proclamation invited black men to join the Union Army and Navy, resulting in the enlistment of approximately 200,000 freed slaves and free black people before the war's end.
- 2 sheets
- Accurate reproduction on antiqued parchment
- Document size: 14" x 16"
- comes folded in envelope