28 December 2012

The Emancipation Proclamation will be on display from December 30, 2012, to January 1, 2013, for its 150th anniversary (NARA, DC)



The Emancipation Proclamation will be on display from December 30, 2012, to January 1, 2013, for its 150th anniversary. To prepare this document for display, a senior conservator examined the signature page with a binocular microscope. The fifth page with Lincoln's signature shows darkening of the paper from excessive light exposure. This important document is displayed for a very limited number of hours each year in order to minimize damage.

For the schedule of events this weekend, go to
http://www.EP150.com/

Check out some images of the preservation process, http://preservearchives.tumblr.com/search/emancipation+proclamation

Learn more about the document and see images of each page, http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation/





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