DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE / IN CONGRESS, JULY 4TH. 1776. [caption title]

Manchester, NH: G.R. Russell, 1856. Broadside, 27 3/4 x 22 in. Printed text of the Declaration in lithographed script (without signatures). A full length portrait vignette of George Washington, holding a sword, in the center. A vignette of an eagle at the top clutching a banner with the title emblazoned on it, surrounded by a feathered arch made by two quill pens; text framed in grape vines. A striking presentation. Edges of sheet toned, apparently from having once been framed, a few shallow chips at margins, else a nice example. Printed below the banner: "The Original of this was designed & executed entirely with a pen by Gilman R. Russell, Teacher of Practical, Plain, & Ornamented Writing and Drawing." Lithographed by J.H. Bufford. Item #61201

J.H. Bufford owned and operated a lithography and print shop in Boston in the 1850's employing several apprentices including Joseph Foxcroft Cole, Joseph E. Baker, and Winslow Homer.

One copy listed on OCLC: Univ. of Virginia.

Price: $850.00