1776 Broadside of the Declaration of Independence

1776 Broadside of the Declaration of Independence

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Categories
One of a Kind
Offering Date
June 30, 2021
Target Raise
$2.00M
Security Price
$25
Document
Declaration of Independence Broadside
Dimensions
1 page, laid paper, 15 1/8 x 19 5/8 in.
Markings
Numerical notations on verso
Printer
Robert Luist Fowle (Presumed)
Date
July 16, 1776
Location
Exeter, NH
Reference
Walsh 15
Edition
Second State
Provenance
Family of Charles Toppan
Provenance cont'd
National Constitution Center
Rarity
1 of 9-10 (Fowle Printing)
Authentication
Seth Kaller
Authentication cont'd
Larry Sullivan
Conservation
Tears/breaks mended
Conservator
NEDOC

Company Description

Though today we honor the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th with fireworks and hot dogs, in 1776 it took several weeks for most colonists to hear the news that would form the basis of American democracy. To alert the masses of independence, large single-sheet copies called “broadsides” were sent out from Philadelphia. Rally’s #1776 is a broadside copy of the Declaration of Independence printed in Exeter, NH after word finally reached the town on July 16. Formerly displayed at the National Constitution Center, #1776 is 1 of an estimated 20 privately-owned examples from July 1776.

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