Print of Declaration


Print of the Declaration of Independence from the 1823 copper plate engraved by William J. Stone, printed to commemorate the American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976. This "Print #3" of the Declaration comes from the engraving made by printer William J. Stone in 1823 and is the most frequently reproduced version of the document. The original Declaration of Independence, now exhibited at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, has faded badly—largely because of poor preservation techniques during the 19th century. Today, this priceless document is maintained under the most exacting archival conditions possible.

National Archives, General Records of the Department of State



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