Framed Emancipation Proclamation

Framed Emancipation Proclamation

  • National Archives Store Exclusive
  • Professionally custom framed in U.S.A.
  • 28 X 23 inches
  • Premium framing grade non-reflective acrylic
  • Triple acid-free gold and navy blue suede mat
  • Sealed and wired, ready to hang
  • Parchment paper, unique in appearance, with crinkles and aging process characteristics.
  • The National Archives store is delighted to offer this beautifully custom framed, full-size reproduction of the Emancipation Proclamation. All five pages of the original document are combined into one easy-to-display facsimile on parchment writing paper, which has been through an aging process which makes every document unique.

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War, formally proclaiming the freedom of all slaves held in areas still in revolt. The Proclamation invited black men to join the Union Army and Navy, resulting in the enlistment of approximately 200,000 freed slaves and free black people before the war's end.

  • Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery in the nation, it placed the issue squarely on top of the wartime agenda. It added moral force to the Union's cause and was a significant milestone leading to the ratification in 1865 of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that formally outlawed slavery throughout the nation. The Emancipation Proclamation linked the preservation of American constitutional government to the end of slavery. It has become one of our country's most treasured documents.

    The original handwritten Emancipation Proclamation is preserved, protected, and held in trust by the National Archives.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

The classic and elegant presentation style creates a curiosity and fascination with the past as displayed...and appreciation for how far "we" have come by the new Cultural Center (CC), on an HBCU campus, for which it was purchased, and I have had the honor to curate.
The appearance of authenticity was the first thing a construction contractor noticed: "Why they even captured the appearance of wrinkles in the document", he exclaimed!..."WOW!"
There are no words to express my appreciation for the level of customer service I received.
After receiving notice that my order was going to be delayed due to the need to acquire a special box for shipping, I expressed a critical, and urgent, need to expedite the process..."In the blink of an eye", days before expected, it appeared! Way to go!
What a phenomenal addition to the CC collection...
Wish I had discovered the National Archives Store years ago!
Thank you for the work you do!!!

Ralph Fortunato
Framing is top notch

The custom framing is beautiful. I have seen this item on other websites and they don’t compare with this one. It is beautiful and will be a great addition. A real statement maker.