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    A Charming Nineteenth-Century Lithograph of The Declaration of Independence Being a Stylized Portrait of George Washington

    [Declaration of Independence and George Washington, subjects]. [W. H. Pratt, designer]. Declaration of Independence. A. Hageboeck, Davenport, Iowa, [n.d., ca. 1865]. Lithographic print. Approximately 25.75 x 21.5 inches. Folio. Mounted on board. Some toning and foxing to print, a few marginal chips and some marginal wear tears, and one repaired tear near the top, approximately eight inches long. Still, a very good copy of a rare item with a scarce Midwestern imprint.

    The print is a calligraphic rendering of the Declaration of Independence written so that some words are darker than others in a pattern making a portrait of George Washington, within an oval frame. The frame is surrounded by thirty-six circular images of each of the states at the time, all of which are beneath a bald eagle. In the lower corners are cartouches of Columbia and Justice. From the James and Deborah Boyd Collection.


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    April, 2012
    11th Wednesday
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