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Powell, George M. Lawmakers who voted aye for the Thirteenth Amendment [Photographic montage]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01230 Author/Creator: Powell, George M. Place Written: New York Type: Photographs Date: 31 January 1865 [after] Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Oval photographic montage, identified in accompanying wood engraving, Anti-Slavery Constitutional Amendment picture. Another copy in the Powell collection GLC 687, and in GLC 7033; Powell designed the photograph.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Powell, George May

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, US Constitution, US Constitutional Amendment, African American History, Slavery, Photography, Government and Civics, Congress

Sub Era: African Americans and Emancipation