Lot 21: Declaration of Independence Broadside "1776-1876 Centennial Memorial"
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
1776-1876 Centennial Declaration of Independence Printing
(DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE).
1874-Dated, Printed Souvenir Broadside titled, "1776-1876 Centennial Memorial" of The Declaration of Independence, Choice Very Fine. This is an original and really great 1876 Centennial Edition, copy of The Declaration of Independence. It measures a large 14.75" x 20" and is boldly headed: "1776-1876 Centennial Memorial. - In Congress, July 4, 1776. - The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America." Small print at bottom left reads: "Copyrighted in 1874 by James D. McBride, Philadelphia and printed by the Columbian Publishing Company, N.Y. Paullin." The block area at the lower right would normally feature an advertisement, but this one has the classic image of Independence Hall, Philadelphia as it appeared in July of 1776. It is in nice overall condition, being bold with some typical folds and a few minor extreme outer edge nicks. A wonderful piece for display and the first of this design we have offered.