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Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Engraved on back of frame "Benjamin Franklin by de Bria (sic.)"
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Weight including marble base 34 3/4 lbs.
Created by: Houdon, J.A.
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Plaited hair in back window. Blue glass around window.
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In December of 1776, Benjamin Franklin arrived in France as the ambassador of the brand new United States of America. Political prospects seemed dim given that American colonists had fought the French alongside the British a mere decade earlier, and France's political system, with its absolute monarchy, made it also seem a poor ally for a young republic. Nonetheless, Franklin's humble appearance, amazing intellect, dazzling wit, and flirtatious charm made him an instant favorite at the French court. In short, Franklin did an amazing job representing Americas interests, becoming what scholar Leo Lemay has called, "the most essential and successful...
Created by: Joly, Baron A.E.
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Automatic. Blue; engraved. Standard black comp. grips. 23-1/2 oz. 7-shot mag.
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Automatic. 7.8mm Bergmann No. 5. Blue; black partially checkered rubber grips with "B" in an oval at top. 41-1/2 oz. Rear sight graduated from 100 to 1000 meters.
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Manufactured by: Bergmann's Industriwerke
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Automatic. Blue; checkered wooden grips. 32 oz.
Created by: Prudhomme, E.C.
Manufactured by: Bergmann's Industriwerke
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Automatic. Mag.#5521. Blue; Partially checkered wooden grips of small type. 35-1/2 oz. 6-shot mag.
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Copyright 1939 by HE Britzman. Weight 2 lbs. Cast 1/4
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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