Portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin (Skillin), 1777-1785
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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Samuel Skillin (Attributed)
Wood and paint; H. 29 1/2 in., W. 11 in.
Frankliniana Collection, The Franklin Institute, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.), 3292
Franklin's fur cap became an essential part of his image in the minds of many Americans and Europeans after he conquered France wearing it.
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