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American Idol Abroad, 2011

 Series — series: 11
Identifier: Series 11

Scope and Contents

While on a diplomatic mission in France in 1776, Benjamin Franklin created a sensation, becoming one of the world's first international celebrities. Already well-known as an accomplished scientist and man of letters, Franklin was immediately immortalized by the French on a variety of decorative items, such as medallions, paintings, pottery and statues. His distinctive style, most notably his coonskin cap, popularized the image of the American frontiersman in Europe. Janice Derr, Booth Library, curator (3000 Level Corridor)


  • Created: 2011



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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Private Title

Benjamin Franklin in France


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