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The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the Cabinet

The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the Cabinet
Artist
Alexander Hay Ritchie, 1822 - 1895
Copy after
Francis Bicknell Carpenter, 1830 - 1900
Sitter
Edwin McMasters Stanton, 19 Dec 1814 - 24 Dec 1869
Salmon Portland Chase, 13 Jan 1808 - 7 May 1873
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865
Gideon Welles, 1 Jul 1802 - 11 Feb 1878
Caleb Blood Smith, 16 Apr 1808 - 7 Jan 1864
Montgomery Blair, 10 May 1813 - 27 Jul 1883
Edward Bates, 4 Sep 1793 - 25 Mar 1869
William Henry Seward, 16 May 1801 - 15 Oct 1872
Date
1866
Type
Print
Medium
Engraving and mixed media on paper
Dimensions
Image: 54.1 × 81.8 cm (21 5/16 × 32 3/16")
Sheet: 70.6 × 95.5 cm (27 13/16 × 37 5/8")
Mat: 81.3 × 101.4 cm (32 × 39 15/16")
Topic
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Printed Material\Book
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Printed Material\Document
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Interior\Office
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Chandelier
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen\Quill
Artwork\Portrait
Container\Inkwell
William Henry Seward: Male
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York
William Henry Seward: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Statesman
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York
Caleb Blood Smith: Male
Caleb Blood Smith: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Caleb Blood Smith: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge
Caleb Blood Smith: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Interior
Caleb Blood Smith: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Indiana
Caleb Blood Smith: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Indiana
Montgomery Blair: Male
Montgomery Blair: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Montgomery Blair: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge
Montgomery Blair: Politics and Government\US Attorney
Montgomery Blair: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster\Postmaster General\US Postmaster General
Montgomery Blair: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\St. Louis, MO
Edward Bates: Male
Edward Bates: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Edward Bates: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\US Attorney General
Edward Bates: Politics and Government\Statesman
Salmon Portland Chase: Male
Salmon Portland Chase: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Treasury
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Governor\Ohio
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\US Senator\Ohio
Salmon Portland Chase: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist
Salmon Portland Chase: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US
Gideon Welles: Male
Gideon Welles: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy
Gideon Welles: Communications\Journalist
Gideon Welles: Communications\Journalist\Editor
Gideon Welles: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Connecticut
Gideon Welles: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster
Abraham Lincoln: Male
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Abraham Lincoln: Military\Soldier
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Male
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\US Attorney General
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
S/NPG.76.67
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery