- Philadelphia: Thomas Morrison, n.d. (c1832).
- Broadside, 27 by 20 inches in modern tiger maple molded frame.
Price: $6,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 109824
Broadside of the Declaration. Published by Morrison and printed by C.A. Elliott of Philadelphia. Copyright December 8, 1832. Central medallion bust of George Washington flanked by spread-wing eagles with printed text of the Declaration, printed facsimile signatures of the original signers. Within an architectural border with the title forming an arch around Washington's portrait. Information about the 27 states then in the Union includes populations in 1820 and 1830 and principal cities and towns, printed in two columns on either side. At the bottom are a distance chart, a table of electoral votes and a timeline of presidential inaugurations. All within an elaborate type ornamental border. Hand colored in red, green and yellow. We have located only five known copies of this broadside; two copies from other dealers, this copy and the copy in the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and the American Antiquarian Society.
During the 1820s and 1830s, a number of facsimiles of the Declaration were produced, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of its adoption in 1826 and perhaps connected with the surge of political activity with the commencement of the Jacksonian era in American politics. Newspaper references from the online reference "America's Historical Newspapers" and WorldCat references to Morrison also included.
This item has been professionally restored. Some pieces of the original document missing and replaced with new paper. Copy of the restorer's treatment proposal and restoration report included. Housed in a custom frame made from 250-year-old Tiger Maple with museum-quality glass.