The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet

Alexander Hay Ritchie, American, 1822 - 1895
after Francis Bicknell Carpenter, American, 1830 - 1900


about 1866

Engraving on wove paper

Overall: 24 × 36 in. (61 × 91.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Stanley P. Miner, Class of 1922



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Printed, lower left: PAINTED BY F. B. CARPENTER; lower right: ENGRAVED BY A. H. RITCHIE; center: THE FIRST READING OF THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION BEFORE THE CABINET; above this, in small printed text, left to right: Edwin M. Stanton, Salmon P. Chase, President Lincoln, Gideon Welles, Caleb Smith, William H. Seward, Montgomery Blair.

Course History

HIST 7.32, Civil War Photography, Robert Bonner, Spring 2019

HIST 7.32, Civil War Photographs, Robert Bonner, Winter 2022

Exhibition History

Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 23-March 21, 1976.

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