Photo, Print, Drawing Emancipation Ordinance of Missouri. An ordinance abolishing slavery in Missouri / E. Knobel.

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Title
Emancipation Ordinance of Missouri. An ordinance abolishing slavery in Missouri / E. Knobel.
Summary
One of two splendid, large allegorical prints commemorating the ordinance providing for the immediate emancipation of slaves in Missouri. (See also no. 1865-1.) The ordinance was passed on January 11, 1865, three weeks before the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed by Congress. Female personifications of Liberty (left), Justice (below), and Missouri (right) are set in the niches of an ornate architectural framework. Liberty wears a blue cape and liberty cap, holds a sprig of oak leaves, and is accompanied by an eagle. Missouri, in a red cape, raises a palm branch in her right hand and with her left grasps a yoke that she breaks under her foot. Justice is seated, blindfolded, and holds a sword and scales. She is flanked by two putti, one white and one black, each holding a document. The white child's document is labeled "Natural Philosophy" and the black child's "Rights of Man." On the left is a small vignette of a rural scene with a man, woman, cow, goat, vineyard, and wheatfield. On the right is the state capitol building at Jefferson. In the topmost register are the Missouri state arms and other emblematic devices. The printed legend continues: "Be it ordained by the people of the State of Missouri in Convention assembled That hereafter in this State there shall be neither slavery not involuntary servitude, except in punishment of crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, and all persons held to service or labor as slaves are hereby DECLARED FREE," followed by signatures of the delegates.
Contributor Names
Knobel, E., artist
Schrader, Theodore, lithographer
Created / Published
St. Louis, Mo. : Published by "The Westliche Post," 18 Chestnut Street and Theo. Schrader, lith., 14 Chestnut Street, c1865.
Subject Headings
-  Justice--1860-1870
-  Liberty--1860-1870
-  Slavery--Missouri--1860-1870
Headings
Allegorical prints--1860-1870.
Lithographs--Color--1860-1870.
Notes
-  Title from item.
-  Signed on stone: E. Knobel.
-  Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1865 by the "Westliche Post" and Theo. Schrader in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Missoury.
-  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1865-2.
-  Exhibited: "The Civil Rights Act of 1964 : A Long Struggle for Freedom" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 2014 - June 2015.
Medium
1 print on calendered paper : lithograph, printed in colors ; 50 x 58.2 cm (image), 55.2 x 70.6 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
PGA - Knobel--Emancipation ordinance ... (D size) [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
pga 01805 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.01805
ppmsc 03612 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.03612
cph 3a42900 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a42900
Library of Congress Control Number
2004665364
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-pga-01805 (digital file from original print) LC-DIG-ppmsc-03612 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-42582 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2004665364
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Knobel, E., Artist, and Theodore Schrader. Emancipation Ordinance of Missouri. An ordinance abolishing slavery in Missouri / E. Knobel. Missouri, ca. 1865. St. Louis, Mo.: Published by "The Westliche Post," 18 Chestnut Street and Theo. Schrader, lith., 14 Chestnut Street. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004665364/.

APA citation style:

Knobel, E. & Schrader, T. (ca. 1865) Emancipation Ordinance of Missouri. An ordinance abolishing slavery in Missouri / E. Knobel. Missouri, ca. 1865. St. Louis, Mo.: Published by "The Westliche Post," 18 Chestnut Street and Theo. Schrader, lith., 14 Chestnut Street. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004665364/.

MLA citation style:

Knobel, E., Artist, and Theodore Schrader. Emancipation Ordinance of Missouri. An ordinance abolishing slavery in Missouri / E. Knobel. St. Louis, Mo.: Published by "The Westliche Post," 18 Chestnut Street and Theo. Schrader, lith., 14 Chestnut Street. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004665364/>.

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