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The Declaration of Independence

drawn with a steel pen by R. Morris Swander; and engraved (fac simile) by P.S. Duval & Son, Philada. ; this allegorical portrait of Washington respectfully dedicated to the Christian Commission's of the United States by the publishers
Book; Broadside; Online
1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill. ; 54 x 41 cm. (printed area)
Uniform Title
Declaration of Independence
Philadelphia : Published by the Art Publishing Association of Philadelphia, Swander, Bishop & Cos., c1865.
  • The script of the text of the Declaration forms an oval portrait of George Washington, which is encircled by facsimiles of the signatures. A reproduction of Durand's key to the image of the signing ceremony is at the top of the sheet, and the whole is within a small ornamental border.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Mounted on linen; some tears at edges. Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection. Deposit of Albert H. Small, July 14, 2003.
Cited in
Bidwell, J. American history in image and text (Proc. of the American Antiquarian Society, v. 98, pt. 2, 1988), 32.
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KF4506 .A1 1865