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NOAA Photo Library Image - cgs05195

First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by the artist Francis Bicknell Carpenter. The map in the lower right hand corner is Edwin Hergesheimer's Map Showing the Distribution of the Slave Population while the map on the table is Map of the State of Virginia compiled at the Coast Survey Office. These two maps illustrate an influential political role for the Coast Survey in the Civil War.

Image ID: cgs05195, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Location: Washington, D.C.
Photo Date: 1862
Credit: NARA C&GS Colllection

Category: Coast and Geodetic Survey/Archive/

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