American Patriots Pair
Packaged set of two paired 12” wooden rulers, made in U.S.A. of American-grown basswood.
Women Rulers of Early America is a list of women with important roles during the colonial and revolutionary period of United States history. The image at the top of the ruler is of political writer Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814), who wrote poems and plays attacking British authority. Our illustration of her was inspired by a painting from c.1763 by John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Rulers and Patriots is a listing of colonists, women and men, who rejected British rule and declared the United States of America as an independent nation in 1776. The image at the top of the ruler is Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), spokesman in London for several of the colonies and later United States ambassador to France. A true Renaissance man, he was also an author, inventor, political theorist, and printer. Our image is taken from an engraving made by Henry Bryan Hall (1808-1884) that in itself is based on a painting of Franklin made c. 1785 by Joseph-Siffred Duplessis (1725-1802).
The two rulers are packaged together in a sleeve with a beautifully designed and printed backer card that provides additional information about the rulers and the images we’ve printed on them. The set makes a terrific gift!