BroadsideProclamation of Emancipation Broadside. Davenport, Iowa: Designed by W.H. Pratt and lithographed by A. Hageboeck, 1865. Broadside. 15" x 12" inches. A calligraphic portrait memorial of Lincoln, using shading to form his likeness with the text of his Emancipation Proclamation. "Designed and written by W.H. Pratt and printed in Iowa. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." The proclamation allowed black soldiers to fight for the Union. It also tied the issue of slavery directly to the war. Congress passed the 13th Amendment by a two-thirds vote on January 31, 1865. A few small tape repairs on verso, and some minor tears on edges. Overall in very good condition.