40 ACRES AND A MULE: AMERICA'S PROMISE TO THE FREED SLAVES AFTER THE CIVIL WAR
A most unusual artifact to frame, Dana's client brought in a genuine warrant from the Department of The Interior where freed slaves were given this promissory note of 40 acres and a mule. It is said that the General Order was handed down by General William Tecumseh Sherman.
What the client brought in was the original document, certification of its authenticity, and a steroscopic photo taken during that time period. This all went together into a great shadowbox, as follows:
The frame used was 26 x 14 7/8" inside, and it was Studio Moulding 6304 Sabi Black, with Artglass Waterwhite Anti Reflective glass. Matting was Crescent 1137 Fieldstone gray (main shadowbox) and Crescent 1129 Bluff (lighter color behind photos).
Framing designed and executed by Dana L. Fisher, MCPF
Photos by Brian D. Flax, CPF
Images shown by kind permission of L. Fowlie at City Colleges of Chicago.