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Declaration of Independence

Object Number: 
1941.100
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. ( 52.1 x 56.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: at center: "Declaration/ of / Independence./ When, in the course of human events, it becomes neccessary.../..." printed: on bell: "PROCLAIM/ LIBERTY/ THROUGHOUT ALL THE/ LAND/ UNTO ALL THEE/ INHABITANTS THEREOF" printed: on garland: "WASHINGTON
Description: 
Cotton copperplate-printed kerchief with the text of the Declaration of Independence and a facsimile of the signatures; garland border with armorials of the thirteen original states and the Liberty Bell; printed in sepia ink on a white ground; blue border.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 200.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group