Item No: pdcp00554
Title: President's Chair and Desk - Independence Hall - Postcard
Additional Title: Philadelphia Independence Hall "President's Chair and Desk"
Historic Street Address:
553 Chestnut Street
Print and Picture Collection
Located: Postcard Collection Under: Philadelphia - Independence Hall - Interior
[ON REVERSE] NATIONAL MUSEUM Independence Hall Group President's Chair and Desk On July 4, 1776, John Hancock as President of Congress, was seated in this chair and on this desk, when the Congress decided upon the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The silver inkstand on the desk was used in signing the Declaration of Independence. Over the chair is a Facsimile of the First Broadside Copy of the Declaration of Independence as ordered printed for the purpose of sending it to the several States and the Army where it was proclaimed. The first official public proclamation of the adoption by Congress of the Declaration of Independence took place on July 8, 1776 at 12 o'clock in the square then State House yard.
Copyrighted 1937 & Publ. by K. F. Lutz, 441 N. 32nd St., Phila., Pa. No. 124
Lutz, K. F. (Karl F.), 1896- - Photographer
Woolley, Edmund, 1695-1771 - Architect
Hamilton, Andrew, approximately 1676-1741 - Architect