Remembering the printing of the Declaration: a broadside from the Centennial exhibition


The Centennial exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876 celebrated and memorialized the events of national independence. Thus, there was high interest in all of the details associated with the Second Continental Congress and the Declaration. This broadside, printed for the event includes an image and the history of the Ephrata printing press on which the Declaration was printed and the house on 702 Market Street where Jefferson was staying when he wrote the draft. The backside of the broadside includes the text of the Declaration.


"Old Ephrata printing press," Broadsides, leaflets, and pamphlets of America and Europe, Library of Congress [rbpe 160006000]