Poor Richard Illustrated Lessons
Overall: 20 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. ( 52.7 x 59.1 cm )
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief with eight vignettes in medallions illustrating Poor Richard's Lessons surrounding a central medallion with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin; draped banners below each medallion; printed in turkey red ink on a white ground; cross-hatched background; decorative border.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
printed: allover: "POOR RICHARD ILLUSTRATED bring LESSONS for the YOUNG and OLD/ on INDUSTRY, TEMPERANCE, FRUGALITY & by the late DR BEN FRANKLIN/ Fly pleasure and it will follow you/ A dilligent spinner has a large shift/..."
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