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MODERN AMERICAN ENGLISH, JOHN CARTER PRINT LAYOUT
John Carter print layout of 1787, Constitution content verified with the parchment original and updated to the standard American English of today; font Adobe Caslon Pro 14pt, character spacing +0.7pt on average, kerning 14pt and above, indentation 8pt LEX (Latin for law, see Perseus); line height 1.5; poster size 1687×3519 pixels; match with a Polish translation poster.
National Archives, parchment:
POSTER REPLICAS OF JOHN CARTER PRINT, 1787
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Poster replicas of the United States Constitution print by John Carter, exclusive of characters ſ and ∫ (s); the print was used in the ratification process; font Adobe Caslon Pro 14pt, character spacing +0.7pt on average, kerning 14pt and above, indentation 8pt LEX (Latin for law, see Perseus); line height 1; poster size 1687×2795 pixels; content width-to-height ratio approx. 65%, as in the original layout, available from the Library of Congress.
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HTML SOURCE, CARTER REPLICA POSTER, PAGE 1
HTML SOURCE, CARTER REPLICA POSTER, PAGE 2
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