Signing of Declaration of Independence Ornament
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 3 inches in diameter
- Blue satin ribbon for hanging
- Gift boxed
With fine craftsmanship and exquisite detail, the signing of the Declaration of Independence is rendered as a colored photo-etching, incorporating red, white, and blue, with a gold finish. Commemorate this auspicious event from 1776 with this superb collectible ornament.
Drafted by 33 year old Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty. It was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead, they formed a union that would become a new nation: the United States of America.
The original Declaration is on permanent exhibit in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.
The National Archives, through its National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), has entered into a cooperative agreement with the University of Virginia Press to create the Founders Online site and make freely available online the historical documents of the Founders of the United States of America.
Through the Founders Online website, you will be able to read and search through thousands of records from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and see firsthand the growth of democracy and the birth of the Republic.