This is a printed Declaration of Independence. This was originally bound in a book published in 1877, as part of a review of our nation's Centennial celebrations. In 1876, flag makers, book publishers, and printers all looked to the past for designs and memorabilia to produce as part of the country’s celebration.
The official Centennial celebration was held in Philadelphia in 1876. All manner of books and flags were made for the official Centennial International Exposition, which was a World’s Fair event of massive scale. Special focus was placed on publishing our nation's foundational texts, like the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.
Print is in good condition. Paper has fold at center, where it was previously attached inside the book. Some minor staining from the glue that once held it in place, which doesn't detract from the beauty of the print. Two faint smudge marks in black, showing finger prints from the printing process. Unframed Dimensions: 21 3/4"H x 15 3/4"W.
This print has been archivally and artfully presented in a custom-built black and gold beaded frame. Framed Dimensions: 29" H x 23 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D.