Engraved Copy of the 1776 Declaration of Independence, Commissioned by John Quincy Adams, Printed 1823

Summary

This is an exact, precise facsimile of one of America's greatest documents. It is one of two hundred copies commissioned by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams in 1820. It is an engraving made from the original document. Two copies each were given to the surviving signers and the rest distributed to Congress, state governments and colleges and universities.

This is an exact, precise facsimile of one of America's greatest documents. It is one of two hundred copies commissioned by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams in 1820. It is an engraving made from the original document. Two copies each were given to the surviving signers and the rest distributed to Congress, state governments and colleges and universities.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

04 July 1823

Subject Date

04 July 1776

Creators

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 

Stone, William James, 1798-1865 

United States. Dept. of State 

Place of Creation

United States, District of Columbia, Washington 

Creator Notes

Engraved by William J. Stone, Washington, D.C., for the Department of State, by order of John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State.

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

29.1060.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Dr. M.S. Seip

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Engraving (Printing process)

Dimensions

Height: 30.433 in

Width: 28.7 in

Inscriptions

Inscribed across top: ENGRAVED by W.I. STONE, for the Dept. of State, by order of J.Q. ADAMS. Sect. of State, July 4th. 1823.

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