Pieces of cloth (three), 1774-1785
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Piece in "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World." Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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England or France
Silk velvet; Two larger pieces: L. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm), W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); smallest piece: L. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm), W. 1 in. (2.5 cm) (including paper holding the cloth)
Frankliniana Collection, The Franklin Institute, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.), 51-14- 1, 51-14-2 (51-14B), 1976-43
These three pieces of fabric are reputed to be from a coat worn by Franklin in London and/or Paris.
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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