This extraordinary work by the great New York electrotypist shows the reverse of the George Washington -- Presentation of the Declaration medal surrounded by the text of the document in 86 lines, followed by eight lines of facsimile signatures. Fully silvered, with a slightly brushed finish and one of the finest examples we recall having seen. Mounted on board, and nicely framed in a walnut box frame under thin, old glass, likely from the 1920s or before. A nearly pristine and incredibly detailed work, likely among the finest medallic renderings of one of the world's greatest historic documents. An exceptional piece and ready for display.
Black was active in the late 1850s and produced many plaques, plates and other items. These are occasionally seen today, are rare, and make beautiful displays. Black also issued store cards patterned after the contemporary Braided Hair one-cent pieces.