Reconstruction Visual Project

This newspaper article is about the question: Was Abraham Lincoln an true abolitionist or was freeing enslaved apart of his strategy to use them as soldiers to increase the chances of the Union succeeding? In this assignment, I tried to recreate a news letter from Philadelphia in 1863. I collected several pieces of data from historical speeches, novels, articles and websites. I drew pictures of what photographs were probable to use in this case and were clear and simple. Including the style of what these newspapers used to look like aesthetically. Using research and making a similar design to old newspaper I attempted to make this article of information realistic to the time period. This piece of writing shows the North v.s the South's stance on Abraham Lincoln's belief and what felt was of importance to him and his society.