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Benjamin Franklin, L.L.D.


  • PUBLISHER: London Published as the Act directs May 24th 1806 by J. Wilkes.

  • MEDIUM: Stipple engraving,

    DATE: 1806.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 4 7/8 x 3 5/16" (11.2 x 8.1 cm). Oval.

  • DESCRIPTION: Engraved by J. Chapman. A head and shoulders oval portrait of Benjamin Franklin, head facing left. Below the oval is a remarque of a lightning storm over buildings and two small figures flying a kite.<br><br> Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) is considered one of America's greatest founding fathers. A highly intelligent man, Franklin was an able scientist, writer, printer and publisher. He was one of the most successful diplomats that the United States ever had. During the Revolutionary War, he acted as American Minister to France, successfully gaining French support for the American cause. He was also the only person who signed all four of the key documents in American history: The Declaration of Independence; The Treaty of Alliance with France; The Treaty of Peace with Great Britain; and The Constitution of the United States.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: This example printed in color.

  • CONDITION: Good condition. Some fox marks on sheet. Printed in color and finished by hand. Period color.


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