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Wood fragment from building in which the Declaration of Independence was signed

Object Number: 
INV.836
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Wood, paper, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
Printed: on paper: "Until 1883, this piece of wood formed part of the house, S. W. Cor. Seventh and Market Streets, Philadelphia, in which, in 1776,/ The Declaration of Independence/ was written./ Presented by W. McK. Heath" handwritten: on paper: "412
Description: 
Wood fragment with printed document attached with string.
Gallery Label: 
According to a document attached to this wood fragment, it was part of the house in which the Declaration of Independence was written.
Credit Line: 
Gift of W. McKay Heath
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group