The Declaration of Independence
the "Dunlap Broadside"
This image is from a special exhibition in a series of public previews of unique
documents from the collections of the Library of
Congress. These previews will culminate
in the permanent exhibition, "Treasures of the Library of Congress," funded by the
Xerox Foundation, which will open in 1997, the 100th anniversary of the Thomas
There are twenty-four surviving copies of the first printing of the
Declaration of Independence done by Philadelphia printer John Dunlap on the evening
of July 4,1776, known as the "Dunlap Broadside".
This is an
George Washington's personal copy
of the "Dunlap Broadside" of the
Declaration of Independence, sent on July 6 to George Washington by John Hancock,
president of the Continental Congress. Here is a
of the Declaration of Independence.