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Category: 18th Century

Dunlap broadside in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

Printing the Declaration of Independence

Posted by: Michael North

The Library of Congress owns two copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, also known as the Dunlap Broadside, printed in Philadelphia on the evening of July 4 and the early morning of July 5, 1776. One copy was George Washington's, and the other came to the Library from collector Peter Force.