Emancipation Memorial

The Emancipation Memorial in 2014
A postcard captioned "Lincoln Statue" depicts the Emancipation Memorial circa 1900.
Detail from the masthead of The Liberator
This early small demonstration version by Ball was purchased by Edward Francis Searles. It is now located in the atrium of the Methuen, Massachusetts Town Hall.

Monument in Lincoln Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was sometimes referred to as the "Lincoln Memorial" before the more prominent so-named memorial was dedicated in 1922.

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Thomas Ball (artist)

American sculptor and musician.

American sculptor and musician.

Daniel Webster (1868), Central Park, New York City.
Charles Sumner (1878), The Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.
George Washington (1864), The Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.
P. T. Barnum (1887), Seaside Park, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Benjamin Franklin, Printer (1856), Old City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.
Edward Everett (1867), Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.
Josiah Quincy (1869), Old City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.
Jonas Chickering Monument (1872), Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Love's Memories (1873), High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
Saint John the Evangelist (1875), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Emancipation Memorial (1875), Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C.

Emancipation Memorial (bronze, 1875), Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Hospital during the Civil War

Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)

Largest urban park located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was known historically as Lincoln Square.

Largest urban park located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was known historically as Lincoln Square.

Lincoln Hospital during the Civil War
The Emancipation Memorial by Thomas Ball
A larger-than-life-size statue of African American educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune

Thomas Ball's 1876 Freedman's Memorial to Abraham Lincoln (Emancipation Monument), one of the first memorials in Washington honoring Abraham Lincoln. It was dedicated on April 14, 1876, with an oration by Frederick Douglass.

Douglass in 1879

Frederick Douglass

African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.

African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.

Douglass in 1879
Anna Murray Douglass, Douglass's wife for 44 years, portrait ca. 1860
Frederick Douglass, c. undefined 1840s, in his 20s
The home and meetinghouse of the Johnsons, where Douglass and his wife lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts
William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist and one of Douglass's first friends in the North
Plaque to Frederick Douglass, West Bell St., Dundee, Scotland
Douglass in 1847, around 29 years of age
Douglass circa 1847–52, around his early 30s
Frederick Douglass in 1856, around 38 years of age
Douglass argued against John Brown's plan to attack the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, painting by Jacob Lawrence
1863 broadside Men of Color to Arms!, written by Douglass
Frederick Douglass in 1876, around 58 years of age
Douglass's former residence in the U Street Corridor of Washington, D.C. He built 2000–2004 17th Street, NW, in 1875.
Frederick Douglass after 1884 with his second wife Helen Pitts Douglass (sitting). The woman standing is her sister Eva Pitts.
Cedar Hill, Douglass's house in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is preserved as a National Historic Site.
The gravestone of Frederick Douglass, located in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester
A poster from the Office of War Information, Domestic Operations Branch, News Bureau, 1943
A 1965 U.S. postage stamp, published during the upsurge of the civil rights movement

On April 14, 1876, Douglass delivered the keynote speech at the unveiling of the Emancipation Memorial in Washington's Lincoln Park.

A fasces image, with the axe in the middle of the bundle of rods

Fasces

Bound bundle of wooden rods, sometimes including an axe (occasionally two axes) with its blade emerging.

Bound bundle of wooden rods, sometimes including an axe (occasionally two axes) with its blade emerging.

A fasces image, with the axe in the middle of the bundle of rods
Aquila
(Legionary eagle), toga figure, and fasces on reverse side of coinage.
Rome, cloister of San Paolo, outside wall: marble panel with the six facie bundles.
Seal of the United States Senate with two fasces at bottom.
The reverse of the Mercury dime, with a fasces
Emancipation Memorial
Ornate woodwork on railing in Minnesota Supreme Court Chamber.
War Flag of the Italian Social Republic
Eagle perched on fasces as adorned on caps and helmets of Fascist Italy
Fuselage roundel used on aircraft of the Italian air force during the Fascist period
Roundel used on the wings of aircraft of the Italian air force during the Fascist period
The unofficial but common National Emblem of France depicts a fasces, representing justice
Images from Les Grands Palais de France : Fontainebleau
Great Seal of France, 1848
Fasces bestride Speaker's rostrum in the House chamber of the US Capitol
Above the door leading out of the Oval Office
1989 US Congress Bicentennial commemorative coin reverse, depicting mace of the United States House of Representatives
The mace of the United States House of Representatives, designed to resemble a fasces
The seal of the United States Tax Court
The Lincoln Memorial with the fronts of the chair arms shaped to resemble fasces
Flanking the image of Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address memorial
The seal of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Above the door to Chicago's City Hall
The flag of the New York City borough of Brooklyn
At the entrance to San Francisco's Coit Tower
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the 18th MP Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the 42nd MP Brigade
Statue of George Washington at the site of his inauguration as first president of the United States, now occupied by Federal Hall National Memorial, includes a fasces to the subject's rear right
Horatio Stone's 1848 statue of Alexander Hamilton displays a fasces below Hamilton's hand
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of US Army Reserve Legal Command
Portion of The Apotheosis of Washington, a fresco mural suspended above the rotunda of the United States Capitol Building.
Regimental Coat of Arms of the United States Military Police Corps.
The coat of arms of the Swiss canton of St. Gallen has displayed the fasces since 1803
Flag of the National Fascist Party of Italy (1915 - 1945). Fascism used the fasces as its political symbol.
Greater coat of arms of Italy of 1929-1943, during the Fascist era, bearing the fasces
Fragment of the facade of the building of the Silesian Parliament in Katowice
The original flag of the British Union of Fascists
Emblem of the Guardia Civil, a law enforcement agency from Spain
The Grand Coat of Arms of Vilnius, Lithuania bearing the fasces
The emblem of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, bearing the fasces
The emblem of the Russian Federal Bailiffs Service, bearing the fasces
Insignia of the Philippine Constabulary, bearing the fasces
Coat of arms of the Batavian Republic, bearing the fasces
thumb|Coat of arms of the Swedish Police Authority.
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On the podium of the Emancipation Memorial in Washington D.C., beneath Abraham Lincoln's right hand.

Harriet Hosmer

Neoclassical sculptor, considered the most distinguished female sculptor in America during the 19th century.

Neoclassical sculptor, considered the most distinguished female sculptor in America during the 19th century.

Harriet Hosmer, engraving by Augustus Robin (1873)
Harriet Goodhue Hosmer with her assistants and carvers in the courtyard of her studio in Rome (1867)
The Sleeping Faun, circa 1870, Cleveland Museum of Art
Lady Ashburton
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
Illustration of the Prince of Wales visiting Hosmer's studio
H. G. Hosmer: Beatrice Cenci
Clasped Hands of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1853 by Hosmer
Daphne, modeled 1853
Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, 1857, Art Institute of Chicago
Zenobia in Chains, c. 1859, Saint Louis Art Museum
Thomas Hart Benton, c. 1868, Lafayette Square Park. St. Louis
Queen Isabella c. 1893

An alternate Emancipation Memorial—designed but not constructed

Moses Kimball

US politician and showman.

US politician and showman.

Newspaper advertisement for the Boston Museum, by Moses Kimball, from the Barre Patriot, Barre, Vermont, 15 September 1850.
Boston Museum in 1851
Boston Museum advertisement from 1872

In 1879 Kimball donated to Boston a copy of Thomas Ball's sculpture Emancipation Group.

Chazen Museum of Art

Art museum located at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.

Art museum located at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.

The museum's collection of American artists includes Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Grandma Moses, many of Alexander Calder's works in several forms, and a copy of the Emancipation Memorial.

Archer Alexander

Archer Alexander (c.

Archer Alexander (c.

Thomas Ball's Emancipation Memorial depicting Abraham Lincoln emancipating a slave. Archer Alexander was the model for the slave.

1810 or 1815 – December 8, 1879) was a formerly enslaved person who served as the model for the emancipated slave in the Emancipation Memorial (1876) located in Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. He was the subject of an 1885 biography, The Story of Archer Alexander, written by William Greenleaf Eliot.

Railroad depot at Park Square in 1837, with the State House in the background, the tidal Charles River basin in the foreground

Park Square (Boston)

Bounded by Stuart, Charles Street South, Boylston, and Arlington Streets.

Bounded by Stuart, Charles Street South, Boylston, and Arlington Streets.

Railroad depot at Park Square in 1837, with the State House in the background, the tidal Charles River basin in the foreground
Overview of Park Square, 1850
Stereoscopic view of Park Square and train station, from Boston Common, 19th century
Emancipation Memorial, installed in 1879
Interior of Boston & Providence Rail Road depot, 19th century
Office of the Colored American Magazine, 1902
Cort Theatre, Park Square, c. 1915
Boston Park Plaza and the former headquarters of the Boston Gas Company, 2009

A statue commemorating US emancipation of slaves was installed in Park Square in 1879 and removed in December 2020.

The statue in the French Quarter, New Orleans, of Joan of Arc prior to its defacement

List of monument and memorial controversies in the United States

List of monument and memorial controversies in the United States excluding those dealing with the Confederate States of America.

List of monument and memorial controversies in the United States excluding those dealing with the Confederate States of America.

The statue in the French Quarter, New Orleans, of Joan of Arc prior to its defacement
Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, painting c. 1859
Repaired Ludlow Monument showing scarf covering scar
Removed Rizzo statue
Robert E. Lee statue, Richmond, as it was shortly before its removal.
Christopher Columbus Monument boxed in Marconi Plaza Philadelphia PA (June 2020)
Police memorial
The statue-less pedestal of the police monument on the 100th anniversary of the Haymarket affair in May 1986; the pedestal has since been removed.
Utah Philips at the Haymarket Martyrs' Monument on the 100th anniversary of the Haymarket affair

The Boston statue, created by Thomas Ball, is a replica of the original Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC.