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"Dolley Madison Art Storage" Tote bag

Regular price $ 26.95
Regular price Sale price $ 26.95
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Our original design featuring Dolley Madison on the outside and the portrait of George Washington that she saved printed on the inside.

It’s the perfect all-purpose tote bag you can carry around everywhere. And as students head back to school, it’s an inspired choice for books and other school essentials.

Made in America in every way: Cut, sewn, and printed in New England using a 100% cotton canvas that is made in the USA. Sturdy handle to keep contents secured. 

Size: 15" (Height) x 13" (Width) x 3" (Gusset) with two handles: 25” Spun Poly handles for carrying over the shoulders and 13" handles for easy carrying.

Care instructions: Spot clean only. Line dry. Do not put in the washer or dryer.

Also available: Bookmarksticker, and a magnet.


Historical Background behind the design

Burned President's House

First Lady Dolley Madison is often credited with saving the portrait of George Washington and other White House treasures when the British attacked the Capitol in 1814. But few accounts mention the help she received from one of her enslaved servants.

Read "How Dolley Madison saved the portrait of Washington from British troops in 1814, with help from Paul Jennings, John Susé, Jacob Barker, and Robert G. L. De Peyster, among others" for a detailed account on the events right before the Burning of Washington and what others had to say about Dolley Madison's courageous act.


Thanks to Michael Morrison for the encouragement to develop a design around the War of 1812 and the burning of Washington.

Shipping

Flat-rate shipping: Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, and button packs is $5.95.

For hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets, the shipping cost is $8.95. 

Our flat rate shipping means you can add two or more t-shirts, sweatshirts, or caps for no additional shipping charge.

Note that some large or heavy items may have an additional shipping charge, and when they do, that will be noted on the product page.


Timing

We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer.

We close for a week over Independence Day and Christmas. A notice will appear at the top of every page of the site in advance of this closure.

We ship most orders via USPS, so if the post office is closed, we won't be shipping orders that day.

If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least two weeks in advance, especially if you are use USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for reliable, on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

Additional notes:

  • When fulfillment takes longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
  • If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
  • If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.

    Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses

    • Free shipping
      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

    • US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. We strong recommend selecting UPS (details below), especially during November and December.

      • $5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
      • UPS 3 Business Day Select
      Cut off time: Order must be received by 3 pm Eastern and it will ship the next business day.
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
          • $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is much, much higher than what we’re charging, we reserve the right to contact customers to discuss options.

        • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
        Before placing your order, call 469-233-7712.

        Charges for shipping to destinations outside the United States

        Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

        • Canada and Mexico

          • $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
          • $24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

        • Rest of the World

          • Rates starts at $65.00.

        Additional charges for all destinations

        Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.

          Mission

          Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.

          Customer Reviews

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          Rebecca
          So much fun!

          I love this bag! It's great quality, but I'm all about the graphics! It's so much fun to carry around ☺️

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          Ella
          Clever and sturdy!

          The bag is a generous size, and I love that there’s the painting of GW printed on the inside!

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          Chris H.
          A most inspirational bag!

          Prompt delivery, bag just as advertised. A great idea I want to share with friends. In fact, I gave my first one away already and must order again! Volume discount?

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          Candelle R.
          What Clever Idea!

          I really do NOT need another tote bag, but the Dolley Madison Art Storage bag was so daggone clever that I just had to have it! It's made of thick, heavy-duty canvas so it will last a long time. The 2 sets of handles, one for hand carrying and the other to sling over a shoulder, make the bag versatile. It's deep enough to hold a laptop, some notebooks, and books without feeling too bulky or uncomfortable. The only thing I wish it had was a small zipper pocket inside to hold things like pens. However, seeing Washington peek through the opening, along with the other attributes mentioned above, make this a 5-star product! I know I will get a lot of use out of this tote for years to come.

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          Katherine O.
          Love it!

          Such a clever play on historic event I just had to have one. I love it, as do all of my museum colleagues.

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          Janilyn K.
          Good

          Prompt delivery. I love the design of the bag. I wish it was a bit bigger.

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          bonnie f.
          Fun gift

          My mom has a LOT of tote bags so I hesitated about getting her another one but she’s a Social Studies teacher and I knew it would bring a smile to her face. Nice size, sturdy but most important a chuckle for those in the know’.

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