1865. Item #86326
[BROADSIDE - Lithograph] LINCOLN, Abraham. EMANCIPATIONS PROKLAMATION. Davenport, Iowa: W.H. Pratt, 1865. August Hageboeck, lithographer. This is the second German-language version of the Emancipation Proclamation. It is printed in cursive within an oval border. The weight of the individual letters is varied so that, when viewed from a distance, a portrait of Lincoln emerges from the text. Originally printed on a rectangular sheet but here trimmed to an oval that surrounds the image, the sheet is 37 x 29.5 cm. The image is 32 x 23 cm. The paper is browned and dampstained at the bottom center, at the copyright information. It is matted and housed in a custom archival portfolio. A rare print.