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Printing Office of Edes & Gill

Buy the "United States Constitution" from the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Boston - Pre-ratification, with letter from George Washington

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This video was shot at the Printing Office of Edes & Gill the day they began printing the Boston edition of the United States Constitution. In the video, Gary Gregory, founder and print master, describes the five year effort to print this for the first time since 1787.


This is the broadside with the Constitution, as printed in Boston before ratification, and it includes a letter from Washington urging ratification. (The letter is on the second side, at the bottom.) 

The print is from the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, which is located in Faneuil Hall in Boston.

The original broadside was printed on both sides of a sheet. These are printed side by side, which makes them convenient for framing, on a sheet that is 23" x 17 1/2"

As was the case with the original broadsides, there is variability in ink coverage. To get a better idea of why some of these differences occur, watch the video above.

We also have the Boston broadside of the "Declaration of Independence," printed by Edes & Gill.


 About Benjamin Edes & John Gill

On April 7, 1755, Edes and Gill became the proprietors of The Boston Gazette and Country Journal. According to the author of Infamous Scribblers (2006), the Boston Gazette, arguably the most influential newspaper the country has ever known, got us into the Revolutionary War, sped up the course of the war and may have even determined the outcome of the war.

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    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 19 28 9.25
    Medium 20.5 29 9.5
    Large 22 30 9.75
    XL 23.5 31 10
    2XL 25 32 10.25
    3XL 28 33 10.5

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Short-sleeves

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 38 28 9.25
    Medium 41 29 9.5
    Large 44 30 9.75
    XL 47 31 10
    2XL 50 32 10.25
    3XL 56 33 10.5

     Long-sleeves

    Size Chest Body Length
    Small 38 28
    Medium 41 29
    Large 44 30
    XL 48 31
    2XL 52 32

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 20 26.5 24.38
    Medium 22 27.5 24.63
    Large 24 28.5 24.25
    XL 26 29.5 24
    2XL 28 30 23.75
    3XL 30 30.5 23.5

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 15.75 26.5 6.38
    Medium 16.75 27 6.63
    Large 17.75 27.5 6.88
    XL 19.25 28 7.13
    2XL 20.75 28.5 7.38

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Body Width Body Length
    XS 15.6 26.5
    Small 16.1 26.75
    Medium 17.25 27.25
    Large 18.38 27.88
    XL 19.88 28.5
    2XL 21.38 29.13

     

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 19 28 9.25
    Medium 20.5 29 9.5
    Large 22 30 9.75
    XL 24 31 10
    2XL 26 32 10.25
    3XL 28 33 10.5

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    XS 14 19 6.5
    Small 15.5 20.5 6.75
    Medium 17 22 7
    Large 18.5 23.5 7.25
    XL 20 25 7.5

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 18 28 8.13
    Medium 20 29 8.38
    Large 22 30 8.63
    XL 24 31 8.88
    2XL 26 33 9.63
    3XL 28 34 10.13
    4XL 30 35 10.63
    5XL 32 36 11.13
    6XL 34 37 9.75

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Body Width Body Length
    XS 12.5 23.5
    Small 13.5 24
    Medium 15.5 25
    Large 17.5 26
    XL 19.5 27
    2XL 21.5 28

     

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 16.5 26.5 24.625
    Medium 17.5 27 25
    Large 18.5 27.5 25.375
    XL 20 28 25.75
    2XL 21.5 28.5 26.5

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    XS 11.5 19 3.75
    Small 12.5 20 4
    Medium 13.5 21 4.25
    Large 15 23 4.5
    XL 16.5 25 4.75

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.