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    Eleazar Huntington's Declaration of Independence

    Eleazar Huntington: Declaration of Independence Engraved Broadside. One page, 22" x 27.5", [Hartford, Connecticut], circa 1822. "Engraved by E. Huntington" in small print along the lower margin. The text of this printing of the "Declaration of Independence" follows the original as far as content; however, it is recreated using early nineteenth century type.

    Huntington was a master calligrapher and engraver who intentionally retained the feel of the original Declaration while incorporating new styles of presentation, using Benjamin O. Tyler's earlier 1818 facsimile as a model. Thus, the famous signatures are faithfully reproduced without embellishment. Huntington's early engravings of the Declaration often hung in nineteenth-century schoolhouses, which frequently resulted in condition flaws.

    Condition: Restoration at the folds has resulted in minor loss of text at the intersections. Two small clean tears, measuring 1.75" and 1", extending downward from the third horizontal fold (from the top). Light ghosting of the masthead can be seen in the upper margin with further ghosting of the text near the lower edge. Light foxing throughout.




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    November, 2015
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