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Forside 1809 First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln, 1864. Oil on canvas painting by Francis Bicknell Carpenter (1830–1900). Shown (left to right): Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war (seated); Salmon P. Chase, secretary of the treasury (standing); Abraham Lincoln; Gideon Welles, secretary of the navy (seated); Caleb Blood Smith, secretary of the interior (standing); William H. Seward, secretary of state (seated); Montgomery Blair, postmaster general (standing); Edward Bates, attorney general (seated). Also shown are: Andrew Jackson, former president (painting centre); Simon Cameron, former secretary of war (painting left). Collection: United States Capitol. Current location: West Staircase, Senate Wing. History: 1877: purchased by Elizabeth Thompson from Francis Bicknell Carpenter for $25,000. 12 February 1878: given to U.S. Government by Elizabeth Thompson. Public Domain.

First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln, 1864. Oil on canvas painting by Francis Bicknell Carpenter (1830–1900). Shown (left to right): Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war (seated); Salmon P. Chase, secretary of the treasury (standing); Abraham Lincoln; Gideon Welles, secretary of the navy (seated); Caleb Blood Smith, secretary of the interior (standing); William H. Seward, secretary of state (seated); Montgomery Blair, postmaster general (standing); Edward Bates, attorney general (seated). Also shown are: Andrew Jackson, former president (painting centre); Simon Cameron, former secretary of war (painting left). Collection: United States Capitol. Current location: West Staircase, Senate Wing. History: 1877: purchased by Elizabeth Thompson from Francis Bicknell Carpenter for $25,000. 12 February 1878: given to U.S. Government by Elizabeth Thompson. Public Domain.

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and his children in 1853 - Petit Palais Paris. Painted in 1853 by Gustave Courbet (1819-1877). Photo taken and uploaded by Paul Hermans. Public Domain.

First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln, 1864. Oil on canvas painting by Francis Bicknell Carpenter (1830–1900). Shown (left to right):
Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war (seated); Salmon P. Chase, secretary of the treasury (standing); Abraham Lincoln; Gideon Welles, secretary of the navy (seated);
Caleb Blood Smith, secretary of the interior (standing); William H. Seward, secretary of state (seated); Montgomery Blair, postmaster general (standing); Edward Bates, attorney general (seated). Also shown are: Andrew Jackson, former president (painting centre); Simon Cameron, former secretary of war (painting left).
Collection: United States Capitol. Current location: West Staircase, Senate Wing. History: 1877: purchased by Elizabeth Thompson from Francis Bicknell Carpenter for $25,000. 12 February 1878: given to U.S. Government by Elizabeth Thompson. Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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