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Stephen Hopkins, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
In Congress, July 4, 1776 : a declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in general congress assembled
Thomas Jefferson, June 1776, Draft Fragment of Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence Rough Draft

Declaration of Independence Rough Draft

Thomas Jefferson's early draft of the Declaration from June 1776. He drafted the Declaration in little more than two weeks, after which the Committee of Five and the Second Continental Congress made a total of ... More

Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence

Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence and ordered it printed. Philadelphia printer John Dunlap printed about 200 copies, but fewer than 30 survive today.

Edmund Pendleton to Thomas Jefferson, July 22, 1776, Virginia Convention; Declaration of Independence
In Congress, July 4, 1776 : the unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America
Robert Edge Pine - Edward Savage - [Congress voting the Declaration of Independence]

Robert Edge Pine - Edward Savage - [Congress voting the Declaration of...

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... More

Declaration of independence published by John Trumbull, New York, Sept. 10th, 1822.

Declaration of independence published by John Trumbull, New York, Sept...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 116, Folder 4a.

Unanimous Declaration of Independence, passed in the United States Congress, by the representatives of the American people. [United States : s.n., 1823]

Unanimous Declaration of Independence, passed in the United States Con...

[At head of title:] General Congress, July Fourth, 1776; At end of text: "To their excellencies John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, and the Honorable Charles Carroll, the only surviving signers of the Declaration ... More

Letter from Thomas Jefferson, to Mr. Weightman, late Mayor of Washington

Letter from Thomas Jefferson, to Mr. Weightman, late Mayor of Washingt...

An allegory of printing and liberty, illustrating a broadside of a June 24, 1826, letter from Thomas Jefferson on American democracy. The female figure of Liberty displays to the Four Continents the art of prin... More

American bank note company, Philadelphia, office 125 S. 5th St.

American bank note company, Philadelphia, office 125 S. 5th St.

Print shows an advertisement for the American Bank Note Company with an engraved illustration showing the "Signing the Declaration of Independence" and on the verso the full text of the Declaration of Independe... More

Just the thing for a child to have! John Adams's letter written the day after the signing of the Declaration of independence ... Boston. Henry Bowen's chemical print [185-?].

Just the thing for a child to have! John Adams's letter written the da...

Title.; Copy 2 is a negative Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; P... More

Hymns and songs for the anti-slavery celebration of the Declaration of Independence, at Framingham, July 4, 1857. Boston, Prentiss & Sawyer, printers, No. 19 Water Street.

Hymns and songs for the anti-slavery celebration of the Declaration of...

Fourth of July celebration. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 62, Folder 32.

Honor to Washington. A national ode

Honor to Washington. A national ode

An elaborate emblem to the memory of George Washington, illustrating the cover of a song in his honor composed by B. A. Burditt. The song, according to the text, was written "Expressly for the celebration of th... More

Proclamation of emancipation. The second Declaration of Independence! [L. Smith].
First reading of the Declaration of Independence in New York / A.R. Waud.

First reading of the Declaration of Independence in New York / A.R. Wa...

Crowd around George Washington on horseback in foreground. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1870 July 9, p. 433.

The eight years of the war of the American revolution. Chronological table of the American revolution, showing the time and place of each event: with a list of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, arranged in the limits of the thirtee

The eight years of the war of the American revolution. Chronological t...

Title.; Chronological table of the American revolution. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Port... More

The great national memorial / C. Inger.

The great national memorial / C. Inger.

Print showing portraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Abraham Lincoln with portraits of their respective cabinet officers, two vignette scenes showing of the landi... More

Portraits and autograph signatures of the framers and signers of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776 / Thos. Hunter, lith, Philada.

Portraits and autograph signatures of the framers and signers of the D...

Title from item. Copyright 1874 by J. H. Hobart, Jr.

Portraits and autograph signatures of the framers and signers of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, July 4th. 1776 / Thos. Hunter, lith. Philada.

Portraits and autograph signatures of the framers and signers of the D...

Print showing bust portraits of most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, includes facsimile signatures, vignettes showing the Liberty Bell and military weapons, as well as views of the "State Hou... More

[Bank note vignettes showing pile of U.S. coins, some dated in 1860s and 1870s ; Spanish explorer on horseback, men with cannon, and men holding large cross in Indian camp ; signing of Declaration of Independence]

[Bank note vignettes showing pile of U.S. coins, some dated in 1860s a...

In album: Engravings of the American Banknote Company ... p. 56.

North Carolina centennial celebration of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence .... March 25, 1875.

North Carolina centennial celebration of the Mecklenburg Declaration o...

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 135, Folder 27.

The Declaration of Independence painted by John Trumbull ; engraved & printed by Illman Brothers

The Declaration of Independence painted by John Trumbull ; engraved & ...

Print shows the presentation of the Declaration of Independence to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Title from item. At head of title: Supplement to "Peterson's Magazine" centennia... More

Home Insurance Company, cash assets $6,000,000, July / Kronheim & Co., 9 Dey Street, New York.

Home Insurance Company, cash assets $6,000,000, July / Kronheim & Co.,...

Print on recto shows calendar from the Home Insurance Company almanac, July 1876, with illustration of crowd outside of the Pennsylvania State House, Philadelphia, on July 8, 1776, for the announcement of the D... More

July 4th, 1876. The centennial celebration in Philadelphia-Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, reading the Declaration of Independence at Independence Square, July 4th / Hyde.

July 4th, 1876. The centennial celebration in Philadelphia-Richard Hen...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1876 July 22, p. 317.

The Centennial Fourth - Mr. Richard Henry Lee Reading the Declaration of Independence, at Philadelphia

The Centennial Fourth - Mr. Richard Henry Lee Reading the Declaration ...

Wood engraving drawn by J.B. Frost. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1876 July 27, p. 527. Reference copy may be in LOT 4435 A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI ... More

[Richard Henry Lee reading the original document of the Declaration of Independence, on the Fourth of July 1876, at Philadelphia]

[Richard Henry Lee reading the original document of the Declaration of...

Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1876 July 29, p. 109. Reference copy in LOT 4435-A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Exhibitions; Declaration of Indepe... More

North Carolina - Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

North Carolina - Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

H2097 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Hoen & Co.

The Irish declaration of independence that we are all familiar with / F. Opper.

The Irish declaration of independence that we are all familiar with / ...

Illustration shows a scene in a kitchen with a petite woman imploring her muscular Irish cook to continue in her duties; the cook shakes her fist in defiance. Title from item. Illus. from Puck, v. 13, no. 322, ... More

House in which Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, Seventh and Market Streets, Philadelphia

House in which Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, Sevent...

Jefferson House and stores. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 27, no. 1373 (1883 April 14), p. 228.

Declaration of Independence - Print, Library of Congress collection

Declaration of Independence - Print, Library of Congress collection

P24920 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Kurz & Allison.

Declaration of independence. The unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America, in Congress assembled, July 4, 1776. St. Louis. Great Western printing co. [1884].

Declaration of independence. The unanimous declaration of the thirteen...

On verso: {stamp} Property of the Library of Congress. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Por... More

A new declaration of independence in the year 1885 / Gillam.

A new declaration of independence in the year 1885 / Gillam.

Illustration shows President Cleveland standing at a table, his right hand on a long document labeled "Declaration of Independence July 4th 1885" that trails off the table, stating "When, in the course of human... More

The American usurper assumes the diadem and purple The leaders of the rabble clamouring for the slavery of the Middle Ages.

The American usurper assumes the diadem and purple The leaders of the ...

Print showing Uncle Sam with sword standing on the left with figures from American History and the U.S. Capitol behind him, and a man wearing a feathered crown and ermine robe, with one foot on the Declaration ... More

Reading the Declaration of Independence by John Nixon, from the steps of Independence Hall, Philadelphia, July 8, 1776 / drawn by E.A. Abbey.

Reading the Declaration of Independence by John Nixon, from the steps ...

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1876 July 15, p. 573.

[Thomas Jefferson, 1743, 1826, reading rough draft of Declaration of Independence to Benjamin Franklin]
Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence

Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence

Title from negative D419-174; caption on jacket: Frankin signing Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Attribution to Mills based on subject and format. Photograph of a painting. No Detroit Publishing Co. no. Gift; Sta... More

[Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence]
Declaration of Independence, John Trumbull

Declaration of Independence, John Trumbull

Listed in Detroit, Thistle Publications (1912) under title: Declaration of Independence in Congress. Photograph of a painting at Yale School of Fine Arts. Detroit Publishing Co. no. M 700. Gift; State Historica... More

Former Dominican President views pictures of signers of Declaration of Independence. Washington, D.C., July 7. After a call on Secretary of State Cordell Hull today, General Rafael Trujillo, former President of San Domingo, stopped long enough in the hall of the State Department to view the pictures of the signers of the Declaration of Independence
Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence

Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence

Title based on negative D419-174. Photograph of a painting by Charles Mills. Detroit Publishing Co. no. M 28060. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Declaration of Independence, autochrome color photo
Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence

Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence

Title from jacket. Attribution to Mills based on subject and format. Photograph of a painting. No Detroit Publishing Co. no. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence]
Declaration of Independence, John Trumbull

Declaration of Independence, John Trumbull

Listed in Detroit, Thistle Publications (1912) under title: Declaration of Independence in Congress. "McCormick's 761" on transparency. Photograph of a painting. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 050231. Gift; State H... More

[Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence]
Declaration of Independence
[Five-person drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence presenting the document to Congress on June 28, 1776] / Marsh sc.

[Five-person drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence pre...

Print after painting by John Trumbull shows John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert R. Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin standing before John Hancock as members of Congress observe, Philadelphia, Pe... More

[Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence]
Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence

Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence

Title from jacket. Photograph of a painting. Detroit Publishing Co. no. M 28056. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Reading of the Declaration of independence White Plains, July 11, 1776 (From a painting by George Albert Harker - Courtesy Westchester Title and Trust Co.) New York's declaration of independence ... Compliments of The Westchester County Historic

Reading of the Declaration of independence White Plains, July 11, 1776...

U. S. Declaration of independence. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 109, Folder 19.

His declaration of independence / Keppler.

His declaration of independence / Keppler.

Illustration shows President Theodore Roosevelt nailing a "notice" to the door of a federal building that states: "I will appoint no man to office, even if recommended by the organization, unless he is wholly q... More

Declaration of Independence as it appeared in 1903 while at the U.S. State Department By L.C. Handy

Declaration of Independence as it appeared in 1903 while at the U.S. S...

Negative shows Declaration of Independence. "Photograph from the original in U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C., by L.C. Handy, April 23, 1903" written at bottom edge of negative. Title devised by Library ... More

The annual pleasantry / Keppler.

The annual pleasantry / Keppler.

Illustration shows a fourth of July celebration with a man standing on a large podium reading the "Declaration of Independence" while sandwiched between two large figures wearing robes and crowns labeled "Preda... More

"Don't sign that declaration, gentlemen! You'll hurt business!" / Ehrhart with acknowledgements.

"Don't sign that declaration, gentlemen! You'll hurt business!" / Ehrh...

Illustration shows a sketch after Trumbull's painting "The Declaration of Independence" with John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert R. Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Charles Thomson, standing around a table where... More

Equality. "All men are created equal...but not...shoes"

Equality. "All men are created equal...but not...shoes"

Stock advertising poster for shoes showing Uncle Sam holding Declaration of Independence scroll. Hand-colored poster copyrighted by S.S. System, Chicago. This record contains unverified, old data from caption c... More

Signing declaration of Independence (painting in Capitol), [Washington, D.C.]
Benjamin Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Franklin signing the Declaration of Independence

Reproduction of painting. Copyright by Charles E. Mills.

Philadelphia Independence Hall

Philadelphia Independence Hall

Independence Hall, where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and signed.

The Signer, Signers Garden, 5th and Chestnut Streets

The Signer, Signers Garden, 5th and Chestnut Streets

Inspired by George Clymer, Philadelphia merchant, statesman, and signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, “The Signer” commemorates the spirit and deeds of all who devoted their... More

Signing the Declaration

Signing the Declaration

A volunteer looks on as a family signs the Declaration of Independence.

Declaration House, parlor

Declaration House, parlor

Jefferson finished his timeless defense of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in little more than two weeks while living on this site in June 1776.

The Declaration.- The Declaration of independence was adopted Thursday, July 4, 1776, by the Second Continental Congress ... The Liberty bell- The old bell which hung in the tower of the State House (now Independence Hall) ... [Declaration of in

The Declaration.- The Declaration of independence was adopted Thursday...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 162, Folder 14.

[Benjamin Franklin reading draft of Declaration of Independence, John Adams seated, and Thomas Jefferson standing and holding feather pen and paper, around table]

[Benjamin Franklin reading draft of Declaration of Independence, John ...

G62596 U.S. Copyright Office. Reproduction of a painting by J.L.G. Ferris.

[President Calvin Coolidge and his wife Grace Goodhue Coolidge at the dedication of the "shrine" for public display of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress. Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress, is on the left]

[President Calvin Coolidge and his wife Grace Goodhue Coolidge at the ...

Title devised by Library staff, from information in John Y. Cole / For Congress and the Nation, p. 90. Forms part of: National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress).

Herbert Putnam, [2/28/24]

Herbert Putnam, [2/28/24]

Photo shows Librarian of Congress at dedication of the new shrine to hold the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.

The voice of the nation. [Declaration of independence printed in shape of the Liberty bell] July 4, 1776. Sesqui-centennial souvenir supplement - The Frankford Dispatch July 2, 1926.
Magna Carta deposited in Congressional Library for duration of war. Washington, D.C., Nov. 28. The most cherished existing copy of the Magna Carta was today deposited in the Congressional Library here for the duration of the war by British Ambassador Lord Lothian. Librarian Archibald MacLeish, left, is shown thanking Lord Lothian after accepting the document which can be seen in the background. The Magna Carta will be on display for the public in a spot opposite the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
Lewis Morris. Close-up of Lewis Morris in painting Signing of Declaration of Independence
U.S. Capitol paintings. Declaration of Independence, copy of sketch
Paintings. Declaration of Independence
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building). Declaration of Independence and Constitution, Library of Congress III
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building). Declaration of Independence and Constitution, Library of Congress I
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building). Declaration of Independence and Constitution, Library of Congress II
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building). Declaration of Independence and Constitution, Library of Congress V
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building). Declaration of Independence and Constitution, Library of Congress IV
Paintings. Declaration of Independence by H.C. Christy II
U.S. Capitol frescoes. Declaration of Independence
Paintings. Declaration of Independence by H.C. Christy III
Paintings. Declaration of Independence by H.C. Christy I
[Man with picture: "The Declaration of Independence of the US of America." White House, Washington, D.C.]
U.S. Capitol paintings. Signing of Declaration of Independence II
Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 / J.L.G. Ferris.

Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 / J.L.G. Ferris.

Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams meet at Jefferson's lodgings, on the corner of Seventh and High (Market) streets in Philadelphia, to review a draft of the Declaration of Independence. K17406... More

Herbert Putnam, 2/28/24

Herbert Putnam, 2/28/24

Photo shows Librarian of Congress holding the Declaration of Independence at the dedication of the new shrine in the Great Hall at the Library of Congress.

Photograph of Caption For Charters of Freedom Display Scale Model

Photograph of Caption For Charters of Freedom Display Scale Model

Original caption: Scale model of vault mechanism that safe-guards the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. When the red light is on, the mechanism to drive this model is functi... More

Photograph of Library of Congress Employees Removing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution from a Display Prior to Transfer to the National Archives

Photograph of Library of Congress Employees Removing the Declaration o...

In this photograph, pictured from left to right are: Mr. Alvin W. Kremer, Keeper of the Collection; Mr. Delmar W. McClellan, Assistant; and Randolph Daily, guard. Historic Photograph File of National Archives ... More

Wash. D.C. [...] hold Declaration of Independence. This niche has been constructed in the Archives building to receive the Declaration of Independence, now [...] the Congressional Library. An act of Congress is necessary to make the change
Photograph of the Library of Congress Interior

Photograph of the Library of Congress Interior

This is a photograph of an overhead view of the shrine for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in the Library of Congress. Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

New home for Declaration of Independence. This shrine at the new Archives building is nearly ready to receive the Declaration of Independence which is to be moved from its present location in the Congressional Library. 10/19/35
Photograph of the Key to Personages Featured in the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Faulkner

Photograph of the Key to Personages Featured in the Mural, The Declara...

Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

Photograph of the Center Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Faulkner

Photograph of the Center Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Inde...

In this detail of the Barry Faulkner mural, The Declaration of Independence, the figures pictured from left to right are: Thomas McKean, George Wythe, John Dickinson, William Floyd, Abraham Clark, William Eller... More

Photograph of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Faulkner

Photograph of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Fau...

The artist Barry Faulkner painted this mural representing Thomas Jefferson and his committee, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston, submitting the Declaration of Independence t... More

Photograph of the Right Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Faulkner

Photograph of the Right Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Indep...

In this detail of the Barry Faulkner mural, The Declaration of Independence, the figures pictured from left to right are: Benjamin Harrison, Samuel Huntington, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, John Adams, Rober... More

Photograph of the Center Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Faulkner

Photograph of the Center Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Inde...

In this detail of the Barry Faulkner mural, The Declaration of Independence, the figures pictured from left to right are: George Wythe, John Dickinson, William Floyd, Abraham Clark, William Ellery, John Withers... More

Photograph of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Faulkner

Photograph of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Fau...

The artist Barry Faulkner painted this mural representing Thomas Jefferson and his committee, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston, submitting the Declaration of Independence t... More

Photograph of the Left Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Faulkner

Photograph of the Left Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Indepe...

In this detail of the Barry Faulkner mural, The Declaration of Independence, the figures pictured from left to right in the front row are: Robert Morris, Samuel Chase, Charles Carroll, Stephen, Hopkins, Samuel ... More

Photograph of the Left Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Faulkner

Photograph of the Left Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Indepe...

In this detail of the Barry Faulkner mural, The Declaration of Independence, the figures pictured from left to right are: Stephen Hopkins, Samuel Adams, and Thomas McKean. Historic Photograph File of National A... More

Photograph of the Right Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Faulkner

Photograph of the Right Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Indep...

In this detail of the Barry Faulkner mural, The Declaration of Independence, the figures pictured from left to right are: John Adams, Robert R. Livingston, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Nelso... More

Photograph of the Center Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Independence, by Barry Faulkner

Photograph of the Center Section of the Mural, The Declaration of Inde...

In this detail of the Barry Faulkner mural, The Declaration of Independence, the figures pictured from left to right are: Thomas McKean, George Wythe, John Dickinson, William Floyd, Abraham Clark, William Eller... More

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