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Declaration of Independence

Here are examples of important printings and facsimiles of the Declaration of Independence—ranging from broadsides and newspapers printed in July 1776 to William J. Stone’s copperplate engraving and other, more decorative, early 19th century prints.

If you’d like additional information, see the following:

  • America’s National Treasure: The Declaration of Independence & William J. Stone’s Official Facsimile is available here.
  • Our chronological list of July 1776 and other significant Declaration-related imprints, including the earliest notices of independence is available here

Own a Piece of History. To see our current inventory of signers of the Declaration of Independence and related material click here.

Stone Declaration

Stone Declaration, Vellum Copy

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. William J. Stone, Copperplate engraving on vellum, “In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.” First Edition.

For the history of the Stone printing, click here.

For the census of the Stone printing, click here.

A Rare July 1776 Declaration of Independence Broadside

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Broadside. [Exeter, New Hampshire: attributed Robert Luist Fowle?], [ca. July 16-19, 1776], two-column format, sheet size approx. 15⅛ x 19⅝ in.

For information about July 1776 broadsides of the Declaration, please call Seth Kaller at (914) 289-1776.

Inventory #21991.99

 

 

The First Newspaper Printing of the Declaration of Independence

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Newspaper. The Pennsylvania Evening Post, Saturday, July 6, 1776, Philadelphia: Benjamin Towne, 4 pages. 8½ x 10 in.

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A Stone/Force Printing of the Declaration of Independence

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Copperplate engraving printed on thin wove paper. Imprint at bottom left, “W. J. STONE SC WASHn” [William J. Stone for Peter Force, Washington, D.C. ca. 1833]. Printed for Peter Force’s American Archives, Series 5, Vol I. Approx 25 x 30 in.

Inventory #22896

Benjanin Owen Tyler Decorative Print with Facsimile Signatures

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. BENJAMIN OWEN TYLER. Broadside, [Washington, D.C., 1818]. Drawn by Tyler and engraved by Peter Maverick, approx. 23 7/8 x 31 in. 

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The Declaration of Independence

July 1776 Boston Newspaper Printing

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The New-England Chronicle, July 18, 1776, Vol. VIII No. 413. Newspaper, with the entire text of the Declaration on page 1 of 4. Subscriber’s name “Mr Jacob Willard” written at top of page 1. Boston: printed by Powars & Willis.

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Declaration of Independence-Huntington Press

Huntington Printing

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Engraved Document. Designed by Eleazer Huntington. Ca. 1820-1825. 20 x 24½ in.

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A Decorated Declaration of Independence with Tributes to Washington and Lafayette

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. HUMPHREY PHELPS. Print. New York, N.Y., 1845. 22 x 30 in., approx 25 x 34 in. framed.

Inventory #23218

Stone Declaration, Possible Proof Copy, on Woven Paper

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Copperplate engraving printed on heavy woven paper. First edition imprint at top, “ENGRAVED by W.J. STONE for the Dept. of State by order of J. Q. Adams, Sec of State July 4, 1823.”

Inventory #20716

Declaration of Independence

Museum Store Reproduction
We do not sell these reproductions.

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. This museum store copy is 11¾ x 14¾ in. Any copies that have this handwritten appearance, and are under 20 x 30 inches, are reproductions. Many of the larger size copies are as well, but there we have to be careful, as there are some quite valuable full-size early reproductions. If you think you may have a valuable copy, consult these instructions and email details and photos of the document to real@sethkaller.com. Note that we cannot respond to emails that do not include a photo.