Image ID
ICHi-059818
Headline
Declaration of Independence
Title (of Artwork/Object)
Declaration of Independence
Date Depicted
July 1776
Date Created
July 1776
Creator
Dunlap, John
Creator Role
printer
Artwork/Object Depicted
manuscripts (document genre)
Copyright Notice
No known copyright restrictions.
Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-059818
Inventory Number
1983.39
Storage Location
Vault
Acquisition Source
Gift of the Frederick Henry Prince Trusts
Max Pixels - Height
5716
Max Pixels - Width
4543
KEYWORDS
1983.39
Declaration of Independence
Philadelphia (Pa.)
declaration of independence

Declaration of Independence printed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by John Dunlap, official printer for the Continental Congress. Approximately 100 of these broadsides were printed on the night of July 4-5, 1776, after the Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. The committee appointed to draft the Declaration (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman) took a handwritten version, primarily the work of Jefferson, to the shop of John Dunlap to be printed. The broadsides were sent to various assemblies, conventions, committees of safety, and commanding officers of Continental troops throughout the country to be read to the populace.

Declaration of Independence printed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by John Dunlap, official printer for the Continental Congress. Approximately 100 of these broadsides were printed on the night of July 4-5, 1776, after the Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. The committee appointed to draft the Declaration (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman) took a handwritten version, primarily the work of Jefferson, to the shop of John Dunlap to be printed. The broadsides were sent to various assemblies, conventions, committees of safety, and commanding officers of Continental troops throughout the country to be read to the populace.