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
'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. Lincoln
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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Afrigeneas, on FB, https://www.facebook.com/afrigeneas shared that an Emancipation Proclamation stamp will be issued tomorrow, http://blog-stampofapproval.com/2012/12/21/emancipation-proclamation-stamp-to-be-issued-jan-1-in-washington-d-c/ReplyDelete
Little known fact: The original manuscript of the Emancipation Proclamation (in Abraham Lincoln's own handwriting) burned with the Chicago Fire. See http://plankroad.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/original-emancipation-proclamation-manuscript-burned-in-chicago-fire/ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing Emily -- fascinating bit of history!ReplyDelete