The Franklin Medallion

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Franklin was a celebrity in Paris even before his arrival in 1777, and medallions from the faience pottery at Chaumont (owned by Franklin’s host, Donatien LeRay de Chaumont) were among the earliest portraits of him made in France.


Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 3) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)


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