Rare Jacksonian Era Broadside of the Declaration of Independence
Jacksonian Era Broadside of the Declaration of Independence.
Item Number: 77081
Philadelphia: Thomas Morrison, printed by C.A. Elliott, 1832.
Engraving with hand-coloring in red, yellow, blue, and green, bearing a portrait of Washington at the top and reproductions of the delegates’ signatures below, with the borders filled with state and territory statistics and information derived from the 1820 and 1830 census, plus a table of electoral votes and a timeline of inaugurations. In excellent condition with only minor toning and wear. The entire framed piece measures 22 inches by 29 inches. Not recorded by Bidwell, most rare and desirable. OCLC records only one institutional example at the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Museum at the University of Virginia.
Adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, The United States Declaration of Independence announced the soverereignty of the thirteen American colonies, thereby forming the United States of America. A commitee of five drafted the formal declaration including John Adams who became the second United States President, Thomas Jefferson who became the third United States President. Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase to the Minister of France. Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms, it was initially published as the printed Dunlap Broadside which was widely distributed to the public.