3 pages, 6 1/4 x 9, imprint.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL CONCERT. Fifty-Third Anniversary Of Emancipation Proclamation. Tuesday Afternoon, February Fifteenth, Nineteen Sixteen, Two O'Clock. "His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong." Emerson. Congregational Church, Norfolk, Connecticut. Josef Hofmann, Pianist. Page two has a verse titled "On Music" by Walter Savage Landor, and page three gives the details of the Programme which includes musical selections of Beethoven, Stojowsky, Sternberg, Strauss and Chopin. It also notes that a Steinway Piano is being used. Page four is blank. Very fine. A desirable Abraham Lincoln related item with a quote on the front page from the famous American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
WBTS Trivia: President Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in those states that were in rebellion against the United States. It is estimated that this freed 3 million slaves at the time. The Proclamation also ordered that suitable persons among those freed could be enrolled into the paid service of United States forces, and ordered the Union Army, and all parts of the Executive branch, to "recognize and maintain the freedom of" the ex-slaves. This concert was being held in honor of Lincoln's Proclamation.