Correction on previous post- “National Handwriting Day” and John Hancock’s birthday is actually January 23rd (not the 26th). Yet since I have your attention, allow me to offer the added bonus to “Look and Touch History with John Hancock’s Original Quill.” This project was designed by middle-school student, Ken Ellis back in 2015.
Master Ellis insists that this is the “1 and only quill, used to sign The Declaration of Independence!” A ‘look’ is a mere 25 cents, while the “touch” would have been $1.00.
Why did John Hancock sign his name so much larger than all the other delegates? The popular legend states that he signed his name bigger than everyone else so that the “fat old King could read it without his spectacles.” www.john-hancock-heritage.com