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Declaration of Independence

Object Name: Kerchief
Date: ca. 1820
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Medium: Silk
Dimensions: Overall: 27 1/2 x 28 in. ( 69.8 x 71.1 cm )
Place made: Europe, France, Lyon
Description: Copperplate-printed silk kerchief with a facimile of the Declaration of Independence, with portraits of Washington, Jefferson, and Adams and the seals of the original 13 states; spread eagles in the lower corners and garlanded stars in the upper; laurel garland border; black ink printed on a yellow ground.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 1941.126
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Marks: printed: allover: "IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776./ THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE THIRTEEN STATES/ OF/ AMERICA/ When in the course of human events..."

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This broadside was engraved after an original by William Woodruff, published in Philadelphia in 1818.

Exhibitions:

"American Scenes and Events on Textiles," New-York Historical Society, September 30-November 30, 1941.