Fascinating Facts About RDIC
The RDIC has scanned:
Several copies of the Declaration of Independence
An original copy of the Bill of Rights
The Treaty of Paris
A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln
The witness book of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Papers of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Morris and Benjamin Franklin
A Lunar Photograph
Surveys of ancient Egyptian tombs
Design drawing for the ENIAC computer
Date of oldest item scanned: Thomas Holme's plan for the City of Philadelphia, 1683
Longest Item scanned: The Deed of Settlement of the Philadelphia Contributionship measured 44 ft. long by 1 ft. wide. Scanned in 23 passes and digitally stitched.
Largest item scanned: A 99 sq. ft. mural on three 3x11 ft. boards. Scanned in six passes and digitally stitched. The resulting file was 4 GB.
Total number of scans since 2004: Over 115,000