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Jefferson's Portable Lap Desk

Jefferson designed this lap desk himself, on which he wrote the Declaration of Independence. As we have seen elsewhere, Jefferson was a jack of all trades and a true man of the Enlightenment. He was interested in applying reason and scientific principles to every aspect of human life, including, as here, desk design.

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