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Anti-Slavery Constitutional Amendment Picture

Artist
Powell & Co.
Sitter
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865
Hannibal Hamlin, 27 Aug 1809 - 4 Jul 1891
Schuyler Colfax, 23 Mar 1823 - 13 Jan 1885
Augustus Frank, 17 Jul 1826 - 29 Apr 1895
Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, 22 Dec 1821 - 31 Mar 1891
John Henry Hubbard, 24 Mar 1804 - 30 Jul 1872
Henry Winter Davis, 16 Aug 1817 - 30 Dec 1865
James Mitchell Ashley, 14 Nov 1824 - 16 Sep 1896
Leonard Myers, 13 Nov 1827 - 11 Feb 1905
Charles O'Neill, 21 Mar 1821 - 25 Nov 1893
Daniel Wheelwright Gooch, 8 Jan 1820 - 11 Nov 1891
Samuel Hooper, 3 Feb 1808 - 14 Feb 1875
John Adam Kasson, 11 Jan 1822 - 19 May 1910
Robert Cumming Schenck, 4 Oct 1809 - 23 Mar 1890
Elihu Benjamin Washburne, 23 Sep 1816 - 22 Oct 1887
Henry Gaither Worthington, 9 Feb 1828 - 29 Jul 1909
Freeman Clarke, 22 Mar 1809 - 24 Jun 1887
George Sewall Boutwell, 28 Jan 1818 - 27 Feb 1905
James Sidney Rollins, 19 Apr 1812 - 9 Jan 1888
William Windom, 10 May 1827 - 29 Jan 1891
Edwin Hanson Webster, 31 Mar 1829 - 24 Apr 1893
William Darrah Kelley, 12 Apr 1814 - 9 Jan 1890
George Washington Julian, 5 May 1817 - 7 Jul 1899
Hiram Price, 10 Jan 1814 - 30 May 1901
James Edward English, 13 Mar 1812 - 2 Mar 1890
James Gillespie Blaine, 31 Jan 1830 - 27 Jan 1893
Nathaniel Barratt Smithers, 8 Oct 1818 - 16 Jan 1896
James Willis Patterson, 2 Jul 1823 - 4 May 1893
Henry Taylor Blow, 15 Jul 1817 - 11 Sep 1875
Jacob Beeson Blair, 11 Apr 1821 - 12 Feb 1901
Portus Baxter, 4 Dec 1806 - 4 Mar 1868
James Falconer Wilson, 19 Oct 1828 - 22 Apr 1895
Thaddeus Stevens, 4 Apr 1792 - 11 Aug 1868
Charles Upson, 19 Mar 1821 - 5 Sep 1885
James Tracy Hale, 14 Oct 1810 - 5 Apr 1865
Giles Waldo Hotchkiss, 25 Oct 1815 - 5 Jul 1878
Edward Henry Rollins, 3 Oct 1824 - 31 Jul 1889
Joseph Bailey, 18 Mar 1810 - 26 Aug 1885
John Wesley Longyear, 1820 - 1875
Justin Smith Morrill, 14 Apr 1810 - 28 Dec 1898
Ebenezer Dumont, 23 Nov 1814 - 16 Apr 1871
Augustus Carpenter Baldwin, 24 Dec 1817 - 21 Jan 1903
Francis Kellogg, 30 May 1810 - 13 Jan 1879
John Rogers McBride, 22 Aug 1832 - 20 Jul 1904
Orlando Kellogg, 18 Jun 1809 - 24 Aug 1865
Nathan Fellows Dixon, 1 May 1812 - 11 Apr 1881
Henry Wells Tracy, 24 Sep 1807 - 11 Apr 1886
Sidney Perham, 27 Mar 1819 - 10 Apr 1907
William Gay Brown, 25 Sep 1800 - 19 Apr 1884
Henry Laurens Dawes, 30 Oct 1816 - 5 Feb 1903
Anson Herrick, 21 Jan 1812 - 6 Feb 1868
Ephraim Ralph Eckley, 9 Dec 1811 - 27 Mar 1908
Ebon Clark Ingersoll, 12 Dec 1831 - 31 May 1879
Joseph Washington McClurg, 22 Feb 1818 - 2 Dec 1900
Thomas Allen Jenckes, 2 Nov 1818 - 4 Nov 1875
John Martin Broomall, 19 Jan 1816 - 3 Jun 1894
Amasa Cobb, 27 Sep 1823 - 5 Jul 1905
Kellian Van Rensalear Whaley, 6 May 1821 - 20 May 1876
Francis Thomas, 3 Feb 1799 - 22 Jan 1876
Asahel Wheeler Hubbard, 19 Jan 1819 - 22 Sep 1879
William Higby, 18 Aug 1813 - 27 Nov 1887
Ignatius Donnelly, 3 Nov 1831 - 1 Jan 1901
Martin Russell Thayer, 9 Mar 1845 - 14 Oct 1906
Fernando Cortez Beaman, 28 Jun 1814 - 27 Sep 1882
Robert Bruce Van Valkenburgh, 4 Sep 1821 - 1 Aug 1888
Oakes Ames, 10 Jan 1804 - 8 May 1873
Rufus Paine Spalding, 3 May 1798 - 20 Aug 1886
Archibald McAllister, 12 Oct 1813 - 18 Jul 1883
Ithamar Conkey Sloan, 9 May 1822 - 24 Dec 1898
Austin Augustus King, 21 Sep 1802 - 22 Apr 1870
Daniel Morris, 4 Jan 1812 - 22 Apr 1889
Jesse Olds Norton, 25 Dec 1812 - 3 Aug 1875
Alexander Hamilton Rice, 30 Aug 1818 - 22 Jul 1895
John Crispell, 1820 - 1920?
James Kennedy Moorhead, 7 Sep 1806 - 6 Mar 1884
John Bassett Alley, 7 Jan 1817 - 19 Jan 1896
Calvin Tilden Hulburd, 5 Jun 1809 - 25 Oct 1897
Thomas Dawes Eliot, 20 Mar 1808 - 14 Jun 1870
James Madison Marvin, 27 Feb 1809 - 25 Apr 1901
Isaac Newton Arnold, 1815 - 1884
John Ashley Griswold, 18 Nov 1822 - 22 Feb 1902
Thomas Williams, 28 Aug 1806 - 16 Jun 1872
Thomas Treadwell Davis, 22 Aug 1810 - 2 May 1872
Moses Fowler Odell, 24 Feb 1818 - 13 Jun 1866
Augustus Brandegee, 15 Jul 1828 - 10 Nov 1904
Alexander Hamilton Coffroth, 18 May 1828 - 2 Sep 1906
William Radford, 24 Jun 1814 - 18 Jan 1870
William Barrett Washburn, 31 Jan 1820 - 5 Oct 1887
Godlove Stein Orth, 22 Apr 1817 - 16 Dec 1882
William Harrison Randall, 15 Jul 1812 - 1 Aug 1881
Glenni William Scofield, 11 Mar 1817 - 30 Aug 1891
DeWitt Clinton Littlejohn, 7 Jan 1818 - 27 Oct 1892
George Helm Yeaman, 1 Nov 1829 - 23 Feb 1908
Cornelius Cole, 17 Sep 1822 - 3 Nov 1924
Lucian Anderson, 23 Jun 1824 - 18 Oct 1898
John Hovey Rice, 5 Feb 1816 - 14 Mar 1911
John Benedict Steele, 28 Mar 1814 - 24 Sep 1866
John Farson Starr, 25 Mar 1818 - 9 Aug 1904
Theodore Medad Pomeroy, 31 Dec 1824 - 23 Mar 1905
Walter Duncan McIndoe, 30 Mar 1819 - 22 Aug 1872
John Fletcher Driggs, 8 Mar 1813 - 17 Dec 1877
Homer Augustus Nelson, 31 Aug 1829 - 25 Apr 1891
William Boyd Allison, 2 Mar 1829 - 4 Aug 1908
Samuel Franklin Miller, 27 May 1827 - 16 Mar 1892
Ezra Wheeler, 23 Dec 1820 - 19 Sep 1871
Ambrose Williams Clark, 19 Feb 1810 - 13 Oct 1887
James Abram Garfield, 19 Nov 1831 - 19 Sep 1881
Amos Myers, 23 Apr 1824 - 18 Oct 1893
Thomas Bowles Shannon, 21 Sep 1827 - 21 Feb 1897
Abel Carter Wilder, 18 Mar 1828 - 22 Dec 1875
Frederick Enoch Woodbridge, 29 Aug 1818 - 25 Apr 1888
Frederick Augustus Pike, 9 Dec 1816 - 2 Dec 1886
John Franklin Fransworth, 27 Mar 1820 - 14 Jul 1897
John Ganson, 1 Jan 1818 - 28 Sep 1874
John Denison Baldwin, 28 Sep 1809 - 8 Jul 1883
Benjamin Franklin Loan, 4 Oct 1819 - 30 Mar 1881
Green Clay Smith, 4 Jul 1826 - 29 Jun 1895
Wells Andrews Hutchins, 8 Oct 1818 - 25 Jan 1895
Henry Champion Deming, 23 May 1815 - 8 Oct 1872
Samuel Knox, 21 Mar 1815 - 7 Mar 1905
Sempronius Hamilton Boyd, 28 May 1828 - 22 Jun 1894
Jacob Merritt Howard, 10 Jul 1805 - 2 Apr 1871
Timothy Otis Howe, 24 Feb 1816 - 25 Mar 1883
Benjamin Franklin Wade, 27 Oct 1800 - 2 Mar 1878
William Sprague, 12 Sep 1830 - 11 Sep 1915
Edgar Cowan, 19 Sep 1815 - 29 Aug 1885
Alexander Ramsey, 8 Sep 1815 - 22 Apr 1903
Daniel Clark, 24 Oct 1809 - 2 Jan 1891
Henry Smith Lane, 24 Feb 1811 - 18 Jun 1881
Zachariah Chandler, 13 Dec 1813 - 1 Nov 1879
James Dixon, 5 Aug 1814 - 27 Mar 1873
Peter Godwin Van Winkle, 7 Sep 1808 - 15 Apr 1872
Benjamin Gratz Brown, 28 May 1826 - 13 Dec 1885
John Conover Ten Eyck, 12 Mar 1814 - 24 Apr 1875
William Pitt Fessenden, 16 Oct 1806 - 9 Sep 1869
James Willis Nesmith, 23 Jul 1820 - 17 Jun 1885
Waitman Thomas Willey, 18 Oct 1811 - 2 May 1900
Morton Smith Wilkinson, 22 Jan 1819 - 4 Feb 1894
Benjamin Franklin Harding, 4 Jan 1823 - 16 Jun 1899
John Conness, 22 Sep 1821 - 10 Jan 1909
Lyman Trumbull, 12 Oct 1813 - 25 Jun 1896
Henry Wilson, 16 Feb 1812 - 22 Nov 1875
Jacob Collamer, 8 Jan 1792 - 9 Nov 1865
John Sherman, 10 May 1823 - 22 Oct 1900
Charles Sumner, 6 Jan 1811 - 11 Mar 1874
Lafayette Sabine Foster, 22 Nov 1806 - 19 Sep 1880
James Harlan, 26 Aug 1820 - 5 Oct 1899
Edwin Denison Morgan, 8 Feb 1811 - 14 Feb 1883
James Henry Lane, 22 Jun 1814 - 11 Jul 1866
Ira Harris, 31 May 1802 - 2 Dec 1875
Henry Bowen Anthony, 1 Jan 1815 - 2 Sep 1884
Samuel Clarke Pomeroy, 3 Jan 1816 - 27 Aug 1891
John Brooks Henderson, 16 Nov 1826 - 12 Apr 1913
Reverdy Johnson, 21 May 1796 - 10 Feb 1876
John Parker Hale, 31 Mar 1806 - 19 Nov 1873
Lot Myrick Morrill, 3 May 1812 - 10 Jan 1883
Solomon Foot, 19 Nov 1802 - 28 Mar 1866
James Wilson Grimes, 20 Oct 1816 - 7 Feb 1872
James Rood Doolittle, 3 Jan 1815 - 23 Jul 1897
Date
1865
Type
Photograph
Medium
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 20.6 x 17.9cm (8 1/8 x 7 1/16")
Mount: 43.7 x 34.7cm (17 3/16 x 13 11/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of John O'Brien
Object number
NPG.91.207
Culture
James Gillespie Blaine: American
Exhibition Label
When Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, he realized that his executive decree was vulnerable to constitutional challenge in the courts. Moreover, in practical terms, his historic proclamation was only enforceable by the continual presence of federal troops throughout the South. A constitutional amendment outlawing slavery was needed. In his reelection bid of 1864, Lincoln risked his political survival and his place in history for this cause. "Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish," he vowed, "I give my heart and hand to this measure."
On January 31, 1865, just two years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect, Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment, banning slavery. This composite picture depicts the members of Lincoln's administration and members of Congress who supported the amendment.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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