Calling card, 1757-1775
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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Ink on paper; Unframed: H. 1 9/10 in. (4.8 cm), W. 2 1/4 in. (5.8 cm); framed: H. 5 in. (12.7 cm), W. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm), D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Collection of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.), XM74.605
The small card is believed to be one that Franklin would have presented when calling on a private or public figure during his years in London.
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