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

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The print is from the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Boston. You can purchase the Constitution, described below, or the Constitution and the Declaration, which is also printed at Edes & Gill, at a savings of $5 for the pair.

 

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 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 on two sheets, which makes them convenient for framing, on a sheet that is 11 1/2" 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.

If you are interested in this in a handmade frame, contact me. Prices start around $500 and production time is four to eight weeks.

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

, as well as the Philadelphia broadside, printed by John Dunlap, and the Baltimore broadside printed by Mary Katherine Goddard.

— Lee Wright  |  Founder  |  The History List  |  History Camp


 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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    J.P.
    Beautiful piece

    I bough this piece twice. The original one I had hanging framed in my office my brother admired and I gave it to him as well as the bill of rights for the holidays as he is a second year law student. He was speechless and loved it. I have this copy hanging in my home next to a copy of the Declaration of Independence. I love the way they used the spelling and printing of the time and the paper as well. This is a beautiful piece and any history buff big or small should have this in their collection

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    E.G.
    Early Constitution

    This is a great high-quality replica of the U S Constitution as it was sent to the states for ratification, printed in Boston. I purchased this along with the Declaration of Independence and was not disappointed. Fast shipping!!

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    T.G.
    U.S. Constitution from Eded & Gill, Boston

    Excellent quality paper and printing, rapid shipping, and most importantly well packaged.
    Will hang prominently next the the Declaration in our living room.
    Thanks Lee, for outstanding work.

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    M.M.

    I ordered both the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and I love them both. Great quality and fast shipping. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

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    M.R.
    Thank You.

    I received the Declaration and the Constitution a few days ago. Superb quality, and I love the manner in which these documents of our Republic were printed. A real link to the past in a meaningful way. Thank you.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    XS 17 27 9
    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
    4XL 30 34 10.75

    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.