Overall: 30 x 32 1/8 in. ( 76.2 x 81.6 cm )
printed: across top: "DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 4TH JULY 1776."
printed: across bottom: in script, "John Hancock/ Thom Leak/ Juan Leroy/ sam Huntington/ John adams/ Roger Sherman/ Th Jefferson/ .."
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief with a scene depicting the signing of the Declaration of Independence, after the painting by Trumbull or the engraving by Asher B. Durand; below the scene is a key with pencil sketches of each man's head as it is above and their signatures; printed in sepia on a white ground.
Herbert Ridgeway Collins, "Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth 1775 to the Present," Smithsonian Institution, 1979, p. 200, no. 418.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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