Jefferson's Writing Desk

ID: 91-3681

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1991

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 1

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Summary

The writing desk Thomas Jefferson owned and used when writing the first draft of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was a gift to the United States National Museum of the heirs of Joseph Coolidge, Jr.

Subject

  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • United States Declaration of Independence
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 1

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1991

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Artifacts
  • Gifts
  • Writing desk
  • National Collections

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

91-3681

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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