F.B Carpenter, The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet (c. 1866). Library of Congress, Washington. Reproduced from Abraham Lincoln, State Papers 1861-1865, Current Literature Publishing Co., 1907, frontispiece. Lincoln sits with his cabinet as a framed drawing of George Washington looks on in the background. Notably, the slave owner Washington is here linked with Lincoln, while no African Americans are present.