Nathaniel Currier and James Ives
Currier & Ives published several prints commemorating 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.