Lot 77 of 1731:
[Declaration of Independence] 1942 Ohman Lithograph  

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Lot closed - Winning bid:$650
Description:

[Declaration of Independence] 1942 Ohman Lithograph. Lithograph produced by Czech-American lithographer Theodore Ohman, 29½ x 24¼ in. Engraved at lower right, "Copyright 1942, by the Ohman Co., Memphis, Tenn." In 1942 using the last photograph taken of the original Declaration before it was permanently sealed in the National Archives in 1903 and the Stone engraving made in 1823, Ohman was able to combine the original writing with the exact present appearance of the parchment. He meticulously placed every word and signature over the cracks in the Declaration, exactly as it would be if the original signatures and script were undamaged. This document is framed under glass to an overall size of 32¾ x 27 in. and has "Presented by Barbara Ann Baking Co." engraved at lower center. The Ohman lithograph is in the collections of the National Archives, Library of Congress, and Independence Hall.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.

Categories: Colonial and Revolutionary America

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