Freed Slaves Cheering Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, 1863

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Le Monde Illustré (Paris),Vol. 12 (1863), p. 180

Caption, "Les Negres Affranchis colportant le décrit d'affranchisement du Président Lincoln" (Free Negroes spreading the news of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation). Not based on an eyewitness sketch, but accompanies an article, based on various reports, describing the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation in various Southern states.