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Union General and President U.S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln Memorabilia
Great Will Crawford Abraham Lincoln Emancipation proclamation Print
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Will Crawford was an American artist who was born in 1869 and lived until 1944. He did many quality images on subjects with a few of them focusing on President Abraham Lincoln. This one shows President Abraham Lincoln and tell the story of how he introduced the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet. It reads "This splendid pen drawing by Will Crawford is a pictorial editorial on the duty of Keeping up spirits and good humor in troublous times. Secretary of War Stanton once gave a friend an account of a cabinet meeting suddenly summoned by President Lincoln in the darkest days of the war between the States, which the President opened by asking: "Gentlemen, did you ever read anything by Artemus Ward'" He read them a chapter, laughing heartily. As no member of the cabinet joined with him, heaving a sigh, he said: "Gentlemen, why don't you laugh' with the fearful strain that is on me day and night, if I did not laugh I should die, and you need this medicine as much as I do." Then, taking a little paper from his tall hat, he said he had called them on very important business, and read them the Emancipation Proclamation." The image is done with a green tone ink. It is the original wooden frame that measures 13-3/4th inches by 19 inches in overall size. The frame has some wear that gives it a great look.

Item #: A7852
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Your Price:$195.00 USD
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