Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

A Real American.... Typesetter?


Did you know, that the first published copies of the "Declaration of Independence" were printed on the night of July 4, 1776, by John Dunlap of Philadelphia? The surviving copies, of which there are currently 25 out of 200, are refered to as "The Dunlap Broadsides." The last auction of a "Dunlap Broadside" sold for $8.14 million dollars!!! At PaperStyle, we can really appreciate a good typeset, and the "Declaration of Independence" is one that has lasted for 232 years and been seen by millions of people around the world! Wow!

John Dunlap later printed the "Constitution of the United States of America" in his Pennsylvania newspaper in 1797. John Dunlap found himself at the center of the birth of a new nation and made the most of his opportunities to serve the cause of freedom. As a printer, soldier, and as a financier to the Revolution, he deserves to be remembered as a patriot and a man of action in a time of great danger and sacrifice. For more on John Dunlap, visit Dunlap Info.

When you are looking at documents that our Founding Fathers created, take a minute to appreciate how far printing has come. Now, we can send an email and print it out on our home printer, or typeset your 30th birthday party invitation and print it on the invitation of your choice!

While celebrating our Independence, check out this Sample U.S. Citizenship Quiz courtesy of Msnbc.msn.com. I got an 85%. Did you pass the test?

1 comment:

Chris said...

Thanks for the fun quiz!

65% ...rats