[Congress voting the Declaration of Independence]
Print shows men gathered in the Assembly Room in the Pennsylvania State House (now called Independence Hall), Philadelphia. Completed figures include John Adams, Roger Sherman, James Wilson and Thomas Jefferson, handing a document to John Hancock, president of the Congress. Seated in the front from left to right are Samuel Adams, Robert Morris, Benjamin Franklin (in a Windsor chair), Charles Carroll and Stephen Hopkins (wearing a dark hat). (Source: American Antiquarian Society catalog, 2008)
Title devised by Library staff.
An unfinished plate, from a painting begun by Robert Edge Pine (d. 1788) and finished by Edward Savage. The plate was also left unfinished in the early 19th century and is located at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Restrikes from that plate were made late in the 19th century. (Source: American Antiquarian Society catalog, 2008)