Declaration of Independence Printing – Edes & Gill


Declaration of Independence Printing Edes & Gill

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The print is from the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Boston. Each one is printed by hand on a historic press by a printing office.

The print is about 20″ x 14″. (There is a variance of 1/4″ to 1/2″ depending on how the paper is cut.) As was the case with the original broadsides, there is variability in ink coverage. As a result, you should not expect the same crisp, consistent ink coverage that we are used to with material printed on modern presses.

About Benjamin Edes & John Gill

On April 7, 1755, Edes and Gill became the proprietors of The Boston Gazette and Country Journal. According to the author of Infamous Scribblers (2006), the Boston Gazette, arguably the most influential newspaper the country has ever known, got us into the Revolutionary War, sped up the course of the war and may have even determined the outcome of the war.

Just two editions of the Boston Printing of the Declaration broadside were published by Gill and then it disappeared from history. Only three copies from this John Gill edition have survived. In June 2009 Christie’s auctioned a rare Boston imprint of the Declaration.

Made in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 

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Weight 4 oz


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