The Declaration of Independence

   The image immediately below shows the original signed Declaration of Independence from 1776.  It has faded badly over the past two centuries.  The second image shows the very accurate copy of the Declaration that was made from the original as an engraving in 1823.

 Declaration of Independence - original

Declaration of Independence - 1823 engraving

The document images are from the National Archives.
They have been resized for this page.

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