Wednesday, May 26, 2010

US $2 bill featuring Declaration of Independence

This US $2 bill features 40 of the 47 figures from John Trumbull's 1919 painting, ‘Declaration of Independence’. Two other unknown person’s figures are superimposed in the engraving in between Samuel Chase and Lewis Morris and between James Wilson and Francis Hopkinson, bringing the total number of figures on the reverse of the two-dollar bill to 42. John Dickinson is painted in the portrait, but was not actually present at the signing of the declaration.

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