About This Image

The painting featured on our homepage is Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull. According to the Architect of the Capitol, “This painting depicts the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the Declaration of Independence was presented to the Second Continental Congress. The document stated the principles for which the Revolutionary War was being fought and which remain fundamental to the nation. Less than a week later, on July 4, 1776, the colonial delegates signed the Declaration, a milestone in American history.” 

To learn more about some the individuals featured in this painting, visit our Founders Online resource. You can also learn more about the Declaration of Independence and other United States Founding documents.

All of the images on this website, except where noted, are from the collections of the Library of Congress and in the public domain.

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