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Sunday, June 28, 2020
Theodore Ohman Declaration 1942
Many companies contracted to have this print produced for them with their company name at the bottom. Coca-Cola was one. The copy that I have was from a bread company, and it also stated "A Public Service for our Country" at the bottom.
At the lower right is printed: "“Copyright 1942, Ohman Co., Memphis, Tenn."
It is 24 ¼ inches wide and 29 ¾ high.
While this is the document that is so often associated as being the "Declaration of Independence", it was actually the broadside printed by John Dunlap on the evening of July 4th that is truly the official document. This version, shown above, was not created and signed until August 2, 1776.
I have done something simiar with my own version of the Declaration. In addition to adding the 1823 William Stone engraving to a cleared 1776 faded document background (which I cleared entirely by hand), I also highlighted all four main reference to God in red ink.
If you would like to see my version, you may do so by CLICKING OR TAPPING HERE.