Poor Richard Illustrated Lessons
Overall: 20 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. ( 52.7 x 59.1 cm )
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/..."
Cotton copperplate-printed 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.
The portrait of Benjamin Franklin on this kerchief is the "Fur Cap drawing" by C. N. Cochin which was engraved by Gimber and George Perine. The vignettes surrounding the portrait are derived from Poor Richard's Almanac.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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