1819 Declaration of Independence SKU 9185

Flag Size:27″x32″ Frame Size:43″x47″

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Rare 1819 Declaration of Independence

An exceedingly rare, elaborately decorated patriotic textile of The Declaration of Independence. Listed in “Threads of History” Pg. 57 plate 23. Circa 1819 Early printing of The Declaration of Independence with the text with signatures filling the center oval of the piece. Surrounded by oval medallions of the Thirteen State Seals. Decorated with twigs, eagles, flags & trumpets. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson & John Adams are at the top. Borders have scenes of Revolutionary war in corners. Circa 1819 The first rubbing of the original Declaration was done in 1819. This Declaration was made from the 1819 rubbing. There is a old note which was attached to the piece when we purchased it that states President John Adams gave it to The Curtis Family. John Adams was President from 1797 to 1801 Thomas Jefferson was President from 1801 to1809 Only two other known examples are at The Cooper-Hewitt and The Smithsonian Institution.

Two have sold in the last 2 years. One for around $60,000 and the other around $25,000

Historical Americana has been buying and selling antique American Flags, Americana & rare and unique relics for over twenty years. I have personally seen and handled and purchased thousands of antique flags over the years.

I have consulted with numerous museums across the country including The National Archives, PBS, various film production companies for national TV Shows, major motion pictures, major collectors, and large and small auction houses over the years in selling, loaning, describing, documenting, and identifying various antique flags and antique textiles.

I have been interviewed for many national magazines and newspaper articles on antique flags and rare Americana.

Our flags and rare Americana have been featured in numerous antique trade publications, newspapers and major national decorator magazines, national TV shows and major movies.

I have also worked with numerous major retail corporations, major on-line retailers, major on-line catalogs, many prominent national interior designers, and architects.

Historical Americana has been buying and selling rare, unique antique relics and rare American Flags and Americana for over twenty years. I have personally seen and handled and purchased thousands of antiques & antique flags over the years.

We use modern museum framing technology to frame our antique flags.

Please do not be intimated by dealers that have outrageous prices on their flags and say if any flags is sold for less than their (highly inflated prices) it can’t possibly be real. Really?…

If you want to pay more for the same flag, please do

I have more experience on antique flags than most museum curators, auction house appraisers who may see only a few flags each year and most flag dealers sometime make erroneous statements and opinions on flags because of lack of experience.


Our in-house professional framers use only conservation framing methods used by museums. We only use acid free cotton rag mats and gas free materials along with safe ultra-clear UV acrylic. The UV acrylic is clearer than glass and unlike glass it will not break. Our flags are museum mounted using safe acid free hinges, which does not damage the flag/item in any way like sewing flags down does. The hinge mounting is completely reversible which is the prime focus to achieve in conservation framing.

Sewing a flag down as some framers and company’s do is very costly to the customer and can damage the flag.  Sewing flags down is an out of date, old process that can and usually does damage the flag over time as it hangs in the frame.  In some cases, sewing the flag down can cause irreparable damage and ruin your investment in the flag you purchased.

This is what happened to the Old Glory Flag in the Smithsonian.  The Smithsonian conservators spent millions of dollars to repair and reverse the damage to the flag caused by sewing the historical flag down.  Framers have used the sewing method in the past and some do now because they do not know any better and are stuck with a failed technology and the main reason is they make much more money from the customer by charging huge fees to sew a flag down. Time has proved sewing a flag down is damaging to the flag and very costly to the customer.  Our mounting process is safe, cost effective and preserves the antique flag for generations to come.

We do all this and sell our flags at very reasonable prices unlike many dealers…

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Rare 1819 Declaration of Independence

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