We are a small family business who works closely with 38 professional art, antique, and collectible pickers, located in ten states between Maine and Virginia. Every day we list up to 30 unique, rare, and unusual items from ancient antiquities to mid 20th century collectibles. Thank You & Happy eBaying from all of us at RIICS Inc. Antique 1864 Handbill Exhibition Broadside Emancipation Proclamation Painting..In 1864 President Abraham Lincoln allowed the artist Francis Bicknell Carpenter unprecedented access to the Executive Mansion for six months and during this period he completed a monumental painting titled First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln. We have added a photograph of this famous painting down below. After this painting was exhibited in the Capitol, the nearly panoramic work went on a national tour during which small handbills were passed out to promote its exposure. Century Handbill for Carpenter's Great National Picture, the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet!
This particular handbill was promoting its exhibition at 135 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia and admission to see the painting as 30 cents per person. Measuring just under 5 ½" long by 4" wide this small 19thC handbill is in wonderful original condition. There are no tears or repairs however there is a small hole at the top from where this was once mounted or hung. This authentic Americana Handbill is printed on early paper and you will find that it has been listed without any reserve!
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This dispute will be closed within 4 days after being opened and the item will be re-listed. Thank you for your interest in our auctions! The item "Antique 1864 Handbill Exhibition Broadside Emancipation Proclamation Painting" is in sale since Monday, September 07, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Other Civil War-Related Items".
The seller is "wwolst12" and is located in Cumberland, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.