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Emancipation Photo - Victorian era public domain image

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Emancipation Photo - Victorian era public domain image

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Celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation in Massachusetts - not known to be January 1, 1863. The only known photograph "related to" the event according to the Burns Archives. A crowd and a Union band pose. According to an old, since forgotten tradition, the honored person, a black man, is seated comfortably in a wheelbarrow.

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1863
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