Steph Does Life

One gal's journey from fat to fit

125 notes &

todaysdocument:

The Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence
This is one of the copies produced by John Dunlap, the official printer of the Continental Congress, and the first version of the Declaration to be printed and distributed. It was inserted into the “rough journal” of the Continental Congress within the July 4 entry.
The handwritten version of the Declaration (aka the “Engrossed” version), later signed by members of the Continental Congress, is on permanent display in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.  Starting at 10am today, you can hear it read — four of the readers are descendants of the original signers. 

Ever been to the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence in person?  Ever heard it read?

todaysdocument:

The Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence

This is one of the copies produced by John Dunlap, the official printer of the Continental Congress, and the first version of the Declaration to be printed and distributed. It was inserted into the “rough journal” of the Continental Congress within the July 4 entry.

The handwritten version of the Declaration (aka the “Engrossed” version), later signed by members of the Continental Congress, is on permanent display in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.  Starting at 10am today, you can hear it read — four of the readers are descendants of the original signers

Declaration of Independence (Engrossed Version)

Ever been to the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence in person?  Ever heard it read?

(Source: research.archives.gov)

  1. kuntessa reblogged this from todaysdocument
  2. ljm53 reblogged this from todaysdocument
  3. olivepitt reblogged this from retrocampaigns
  4. ashelam reblogged this from todaysdocument and added:
    History of Yesterday!
  5. hairtrending reblogged this from todaysdocument
  6. kaiyves answered: Three times, most recently this Sunday!
  7. inthefamilyway reblogged this from todaysdocument
  8. laurieisawesome reblogged this from todaysdocument
  9. milkntoast reblogged this from todaysdocument
  10. everydayimmatumblering reblogged this from todaysdocument
  11. fouramtwohourstogo reblogged this from todaysdocument
  12. folksterlibrarian reblogged this from todaysdocument
  13. quidditchcorgisandfinland reblogged this from todaysdocument
  14. retrocampaigns reblogged this from todaysdocument
  15. topazwoods reblogged this from todaysdocument
  16. mollierodriguez reblogged this from todaysdocument
  17. bikesandbooks reblogged this from todaysdocument
  18. nikioftime reblogged this from todaysdocument
  19. azephirin reblogged this from soemily
  20. maxwellgreenberg reblogged this from todaysdocument
  21. lahone reblogged this from todaysdocument
  22. avoteislikearifle reblogged this from todaysdocument
  23. colourmelestrange reblogged this from reddwolfson
  24. jaymediane answered: I went last summer. It was beautiful!
  25. reddwolfson reblogged this from todaysdocument
  26. homosquidual reblogged this from todaysdocument
  27. rainbowsandscholarship reblogged this from todaysdocument
  28. kdhappygolucky reblogged this from emmulss
  29. ghostofthewind answered: No, I want to now!
  30. wintermorning answered: I live nearby, so I’ve seen the original countless times, and I’ve heard it read in other places, but never at the Archives!
  31. robin-the-bird reblogged this from todaysdocument