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Benjamin Franklin's Maxims

Object Number: 
1971.127
Date: 
1795-1830
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 18 5/8 in. ( 41.9 x 47.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: around portrait: "Dr. FRANKLIN'S MAXIMS/ or Moral Pictures for Youth/ Born at Boston Jany 17, 1706/ B. FRANKLIN. L.L.D. F.R.S./ Died at Philadelphia April 17, 1790." printed: allover: "Want of care does more damage/ Than want of knowledge./ God
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief with portrait of Bemjamin Franklin in a garland surrounded by four vignettes representing his "maxims for youth"; printed in turkey red on a white ground; decorative border.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Ethel McCullough Scott, Mr. John G. McCullough, and Mrs. Edith McCullough Heaphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group