Declaration of Independence
Overall: 20 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. ( 52.1 x 56.5 cm )
Cotton copper-engraved 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.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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/ LAFAYETTE/ Bar DEKALB/ NATH. CREENE/ ETHAN ALLEN/ H. KNOX/ PUTNAM/ MORGAN/ MOULTRIE/ F. MARION/ WAYNE/ SUMPTER"
printed: at right: in script, "John Hancock/ Rob Morris/ Lewis Morris/ Benjamin Rush/ Wm Paca/ James Wilson/..."
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