A masterful early photomontage, this 1865 composite image shows supporters of the constitutional amendment to ban slavery. Members of Congress occupy most of the field, with House Speaker Schuyler Colfax in the center, President Abraham Lincoln at the base, and Vice President Hannibal Hamlin at the top. So many men appear here that the publisher, Powell & Company, also sold a separate key that identified each person.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Anti-Slavery Members Composite,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2010/2010-016-003/ (January 17, 2022)
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