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Authentic copy of United States Constitution

Authentic copy of United States Constitution

The above photo is an actual 223 year old copy of the "real" constitution. It is on display at the National Constitution Center behind glass with very low lighting.

From May to September 1787, the Constitutional Convention met in secret at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to develop a new constitution for the United States. James Madison played a key leadership role in these deliberations.
On September 17, 1787, the convention gave final approval to a proposed Constitution and adjourned.
A Philadelphia printer, Dunlap & Claypoole, was contracted to print 500 copies of the proposed Constitution for delivery to the Confederation Congress assembled in New York City.

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Dillon 06-May-2012 23:56
Hi i also have one of these which i beleive is an origan authentic re sized copy would anyone know how or who to contact about geting it looked at
LynnH18-Jan-2010 12:55
Very nice composition and good shot!!
Kim12-Jan-2010 23:00
This is something!! A great documentary! V
lisamidi12-Jan-2010 19:53
Fabulous macro shot, and thanks for the imformation too, it's great to learn!
Carl and Racine Erland11-Jan-2010 07:11
A great macro must be getting comfortable with your lens! - Racine
borisalex11-Jan-2010 06:35
Beautiful in mono...great POV and love the compo in this image!
Mieke WA Minkjan11-Jan-2010 04:22
cool shot
Cindi Smith11-Jan-2010 03:02
Well, our leaders are trying to change it and kick out a lot that our forefathers fought so hard to come up with and what we've lived by for so long. It was good for 200 years...why not now? Love this image. I am all for the original.
carol j. phipps11-Jan-2010 03:02
Fabulous! I didn't know you could take a picture of it.
Walter O. Koenig11-Jan-2010 02:33
Nice details on this image. Great that you were able to take a shot. Too bad things the politicians today do not act with the same kind of altruism and good faith that the men who signed this document did. :(((
Ray :)11-Jan-2010 01:32
We never bothered with such niceties!
Mary Terry11-Jan-2010 01:26
Nice capture of our country's history!
Ed McConnell11-Jan-2010 00:57
nice idea for the challenge and adding the history with it..very nice close up shot also.
Available Light Images10-Jan-2010 23:45
Thanks for the history lesson, not something we were taught in Scottish schools :-) I like the image very much, not just as a historical record, but you've thought through your comp well.. good work
maggie_falconi10-Jan-2010 23:17
Cool close up Stephanie!!!!! Thank you for your info.
Doug Cruden10-Jan-2010 20:43
Good close up Stephanie - I like the way we can see the writing on the reverse side...that's cool :o)
Guest 10-Jan-2010 20:09
interesting history, thanks for sharing.
Barbara Heide10-Jan-2010 18:21
wow! what an interesting document!
Kevin Chester10-Jan-2010 16:13
Great historic addition to your gallery Steph, its funny how language has moved on but legal jargon has not changed much at all.
J. Scott Coile10-Jan-2010 16:00
Still holds true even if our leaders ignore it.
Ronald Bijtenhoorn10-Jan-2010 15:46
Thanks for the history lesson. Nice detailed shot
Norman Richard10-Jan-2010 15:12
to day all that counts is money.
Phillip Normanton10-Jan-2010 14:56
Cool shot - you can see the print on the other side too :o))
marita toftgard10-Jan-2010 14:41
great idea!!
Carol Breton10-Jan-2010 14:35
Excellent historical image for this challenge. Beautifully presented. ~
Bernard Davis10-Jan-2010 14:25
Lovely detail shot.
Gary Blanchette10-Jan-2010 14:07
This is amazing. I only wish some of today's politicians had as much respect for it as those that brought it into being. Thanks for sharing this Stephanie.
Ieke Vonk10-Jan-2010 12:55
I like this sort of close-up Pictures a lot.
Ann...10-Jan-2010 12:40
You have done very well getting this shot under difficult conditions. A most important document!!
iamjv10-Jan-2010 12:17
Fabulous macro shot and enjoyed the history lesson too.... well done! Jv V!
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