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    Benjamin Franklin: "Dr. B. Franklin's Maxims / Or Moral Pictures for Youth" Printed Cloth Kerchief, Circa Early 19th Century. 17.75" x 15.5". The cloth features a portrait of an elderly Franklin with the dates of his birth and death in the center surrounded by illustrated maxims, "Want of care does more damage than want of knowledge; God helps those that helps themselves; For want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for want of a shoe the horse was lost; He that by the plough would thrive himself must either hold or drive; Little strokes fell great oaks; When the well is dry they know the worth of water; Now I have a cow and a sheep and everybody bids me good morning." The kerchief is hand finished on the top, bottom, and left side, with the right side held by fabric selvedge. Even toning to the fabric, light fading, and minor points of wear and holing, else fine. Very rare.

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