UNITED STATES Documents of Freedom
web images including the
Declaration of Independence,
Constitution, and
Bill of Rights


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While high resolution images are availble at US Government archives, they are very large files (8-16MB each), hard to use because of their size, and are at print resolution of 300 dpi which is wasted in simply viewing.  Some sites have shrunken images that are nearly impossible to read.  What is presented here are actual size (or nearly so) images at web resolution enhanced for reading.  Simply click on the thumbnail of were you wish to begin.
These are,to the best of my knowledge, the only web images of these Documents of Freedom design for reading which are presented actual size!
Below each thumbnail image will be the approximate size in inches, file size in KiloBytes, estimated dialup download time in seconds at 46000 baud.  Broadband downloads will just be a matter of a few seconds.
Easy to read text versions may be found at the two following links:
The US Constitution and all admendments (includes the Bill of Rights) - in easy to use form. (Labeled G)
The Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776 (Labeled G)


thumb nail of Declaration of Independence on parchment
Declaration of Independence
on parchment

25"x30", 623.8KB, 120s
  thumb nail of Declaration of Independence from the Wm. J. Stone engraving
Declaration of Independence
from the Wm. J. Stone engraving

26"x31", 743.5KB, 143s
thumb nail of The US Constitution page 1
The US Constitution page 1

24"x29", 396.6KB, 76s
  thumb nail of The US Constitution page 2
The US Constitution page 2

24"x29", 382.2KB, 73s
thumb nail of The US Constitution page 3
The US Constitution page 3

24"x29", 409.4KB, 78s
  thumb nail of The US Constitution page 4
The US Constitution page 4

24"x29", 287.4KB, 55s
thumb nail of The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights

28"x30", 691.6KB, 132s


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The US Constitution and all admendments (includes the Bill of Rights) - in easy to use form. (Labeled G)
The Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776 (Labeled G)

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