• Creator
  • Illinois Heritage Association
  • Created Date
  • 01/14/03
  • Description
  • John Hancock shown seated at a desk with writing materials. Portrait by John Singleton Copley, 1765. It is appropriate that this painting shows John Hancock in the act of writing, as he is principally remembered for his large and prominent signature on the Declaration of Independence. He was born poor, but inherited great wealth and became a sea merchant, with a large mansion in Boston. Following the Revolution, he was elected governor of Mass... more
    John Hancock shown seated at a desk with writing materials. Portrait by John Singleton Copley, 1765. It is appropriate that this painting shows John Hancock in the act of writing, as he is principally remembered for his large and prominent signature on the Declaration of Independence. He was born poor, but inherited great wealth and became a sea merchant, with a large mansion in Boston. Following the Revolution, he was elected governor of Massachusetts. American Communities in History; The Constitution and the U.S.; English Colonies; Governing Ourselves; Revolutionary War. 14 Political Systems; 16 History. less
  • Format
  • IHA00182a.jpg