Overall: 30 x 32 1/8 in. ( 76.2 x 81.6 cm )
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief with a scene depicting the signing of the Declaration of Independence, after the painting by Trunbull 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.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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/ .."
This kerchief was probably made for the Centennial Exposition of 1876 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.