Abraham Lincoln emancipation statue in Boston, Massachusetts, photographic print in   Save
AV83 Abraham Lincoln Presidental Collection
Description: A black and white photograph on card stock features the Emancipation Memorial located at the Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. The statue, sculpted by Thomas Ball, depicts a standing Abraham Lincoln with his left hand outstretch over a male African American slave. The shirtless slave is depicted as partly kneeled with broken chains on his hands and feet. Abraham Lincoln’s right hand is placed over a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. The statue represents Abraham Lincoln freeing black slaves due to his Emancipation Proclamation. The inscription of the memorial reads “A race set free and the country at place, Lincoln rests from his labors.” View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV83_B01F05_005
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Pictorial works; Statues--Massachusetts--Boston
Places: Boston (Massachusetts); Suffolk County (Massachusetts)