Commemoration of Slave Emancipation in the British Empire, 1834

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Caption, "To the friends of Negro emancipation, this printed is inscribed . . . Painted by Alexr. Rippingille; engraved by David Lucas....(London, 1834). Text below reads: "A glorious and happy era on the first of August, bursts upon the Western World; England strikes the manacle from the slave, and bids the bond go free." A separately published engraved aquatint engraving, commemorating Britain's emancipation of slaves throughout its empire in 1834. (Copy located in Library Company of Philadelphia).