Interior scene of 5 men around table discussing document Benjamin Franklin (at center) holds. Left to right: Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Franklin, Robert R. Livingston and John Adams. Identities are printed just above title.
Currier & Ives published several prints commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. While other compositions picture the numerous men who signed the document, this scene portrays the authors, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston. A detailed inscription provides a history of the declaration’s origins to its acceptance on July 4, 1776. This print was published in 1876, the centennial of American Independence.