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Powell, George M. Anti-Slavery Constitutional Amendment Picture

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01230.02 Author/Creator: Powell, George M. Place Written: New York Type: Photograph Date: 31 January 1865 Pagination: 1 key ; 35 x 28.5 cm.

One photograph montage dated January 31, 1865 entitled, "Anti-Slavery Constitutional Amendment Picture." Reverse side contains a key for each senator photographed. Those photographed had voted to prohibit slavery. (see another copy in the Powell collection GLC00687, and in GLC07033; Powell designed the photograph.)

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