Arago: Emancipation Proclamation Issue

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Emancipation Proclamation Issue

5c Emancipation Proclamation single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1233
Description:

This Emancipation Proclamation Issue stamp commemorates the centennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order that declared the freedom of slaves – nearly three million – residing in territories in rebellion. The Proclamation represented a shift in the war objectives of the North: reuniting the nation was no longer the only goal. It also promoted the ultimate abolition of slavery in the United States. The stamp features an image of a broken, or severed, chain.

United States; Abraham Lincoln; President; slavery; American Civil War; Union; Confederacy; Emancipation Proclamation; executive order; Congress; abolition; chain

Date:
August 16, 1963
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue, black, red); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5452
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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