Benjamin Franklin 6-inch Bust
- Made in the U.S.A.
- 6 inches
- Bronze finished polystone
- Educational text printed on bottom of base
This portrait sculpture of Benjamin Franklin is a reproduction of the original marble bust crafted by the great French neoclassical sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon. It is a perfect gift to commemorate founding father Benjamin Franklin and to decorate a home, office, or library.
On June 11, 1776, the second Continental Congress chose a committee of five delegates to "prepare a declaration of independency." Serving along with Franklin were Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston. Franklin edited Jefferson's initial draft, notably suggesting the phrase "We hold these truths to be self-evident." Jefferson's original had described these truths as "sacred and undeniable." This draft to the Continental Congress, along with many other Franklin letters and documents, is preserved and protected in the National Archives.