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Based on an exhibition at the National Archives Museum, “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures,” this eGuide is an invitation to discover some of the stories behind the millions of signatures that are preserved in the National Archives. Well-known signatures are found throughout the records of the National Archives. Equally important are the multitude of marks by people unknown to history.
A signature can be as routine as a mark on a form or as extraordinary as a stroke of the pen that changes the course of history. For example, the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence simultaneously committed the brave act of treason against King George III and created a new nation. From developing a signature style to signing groundbreaking policy into law, these stories illustrate the many ways people have “made their mark” on history.
There is also an interactive Multi-Touch version of the eGuide for iPad or iPad Mini available in the iBooks store.
Learn more about eBooks from the National Archives at http://www.archives.gov/publications/ebooks/