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The Declaration of Independence, 1776

Allyn Cox

Oil on Canvas

1973-1974

Great Experiment Hall

Cox Corridors

 

In June 1776 five delegates to the Second Continental Congress drafted the Declaration of Independence. The mural depicts (from left to right) Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and John Adams. On the wall in the background is a portrait of English philosopher John Locke, whose Second Essay on Government argued that the rights of man include the right of revolution

 

Left: American naval officer John Paul Jones hoists the Continental Colors, the first national United States flag.

Right: George Washington is shown in a British officer's uniform, which he wore on a 1753 mission to challenge French troops along the Ohio River.

  

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Taken on December 7, 2011