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LINCOLN Park: Emancipation Memorial (ca. 1876) at Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C.
by Thomas Ball, O E Babcock (click name for more of that artist's work)
located in James M. Goode's Capitol Hill area (click link for more in that area)

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Holding a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation in his right hand, Lincoln looks on a newly unshackled slave. A vine has grown around the ring on whipping post where the chain was once secured. The monument was funded entirely by the contributions of freed slaves & the last person to be captured under the Fugitive Slave Act, Archer Alexander, was the model for the freed slave.
Click here for more attractions related to the Civil War & here for more related to Lincoln.




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"And upon this act sincerely believed to be an act of justice warranted by the constitutionupon military necessity I invoke the considerate judgement of mankind and the gracious favor of almightyGod."
A. Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation Jany.1.1863

Western Sanitary Commission
James E. Yeatman President. C.S. Creeley Treas:
Ceo. Partridge. Dr. J.B. Johnson Wm. C. Eliot.


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FREEDOM'S MEMORIAL
In grateful memory of
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

This monument was erected by the Western Sanitary Commission of Saint Louis Mo: With funds contributed solelyby emancipated citizens of the United States declared free by his proclamation January 1st A.D. 1863. The first contribution of five dollars was made by Charlotte Scott. A freedwoman of Virginia being her first earnings in freedom and consecrated by her suggestion and requeston the day she heard of President Lincoln's death to build a monument to his memory


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Notice the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial in the foreground

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More Info
See
James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 55 Item #1.38; Capitol Hill area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p86 Item #A-37)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: Thomas Ball, O E Babcock (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Civil War; History, American; US Presidents
Location: East Capitol & 12th Sts NE Washington, D.C.
See Capitol Hill area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Eastern Market (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 76004862 (dcMem ID #222 )

Links & other sources
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Emancipation (35)
Wikipedia article on Lincoln
dcMemorials.com on Emanipation Memorial
The Story of Archer Alexander
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures on Emancipation statue

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