August 2008 Wayzgoose Gazette

Wayzgoose Gazette - August 2008 - V. 13 No. 2 | International Printing MuseumIt’s a document every American can recognize, and one that stirs national pride and identity. Engrossed (written in a large and readable script) on parchment, with the clear signature of John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin and 54 others, the image of the Declaration of Independence is familiar to all of us. But did you know that the written and signed document on parchment is not the original copy of July 4th, 1776?