Wood fragment from building in which the Declaration of Independence was signed
Wood, paper, string
Overall: 2 x 8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm )
Wood fragment with printed document attached with string.
Gift of W. McKay Heath
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 Market Street"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.