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Rare George Washington Portrait — Archival framed print made in America

Regular price $ 159.95
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This is an advance order. We expect to ship this out in early June.


"I found this in the upper midwest and was immediately struck by how Alfred Jones had captured General Washington. It's the most "human" of any of the images of him I've seen. When I went looking for more information, I found that there were no images of it online, which is extraordinary in this age.

"To make it widely available, we have reproduced it and are offering it as an archival print in a made-in-America hardwood frame."

— Lee Wright | Founder


George Washington etching by Alfred Jones

Size of print: 

  • 12" x 15" — For small offices or a wall with lots of pictures

About the paper weight and printing process: Printed in the US on fine art grade 100% cotton rag, acid-free archival paper with archival inks.

About the frame: Made in America solid wood frame with your choice of three finishes: Mahogany, Speckled Maple, and Black with Gold bead.

We use a museum-grade, non-glare acrylic that offers UV-protection.

Important note on the care of framed prints: Use a microfiber cloth or similar to remove dust and fingerprints. Do not use household cleaners on the frame or on the acrylic.

Shipping for framed prints: $15 for the 12" x 15" framed print


Additional information about Alfred Jones

Alfred Jones (1819-1900) was born on April 7, 1819, in Liverpool, England. At the age of 15, he moved to the United States with his family. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York, where he won first prize in 1839. Following this achievement, he undertook an apprenticeship in banknote engraving at Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson in Hudson, New York. He also took evening classes at the National Academy. Throughout the 1880s and 1890s, Jones worked at the American Bank Note Company in New York, ultimately rising to the position of superintendent of the engraving department. He played a crucial role in shaping the American Bank Note Style of engraving and mentored future stamp engravers like Marcus Wickliffe Baldwin and Charles Schlecht.

Jones's contributions to U.S. stamp design included engraving the vignettes for the 1c Franklin, 2c Washington, and 4c Jackson from the 1883-87 Large Bank Notes series, as well as the 4c Lincoln and 30c Jefferson from the 1890 Baby Bank Notes series. The latter were modified and reissued in the 1894-95 Triangles set, with the Jefferson stamp upgraded to a 50c denomination.

1890 Postage stamp that honored Thomas Jefferson

In 1893, during the commemoration of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Jones expanded his repertoire to scene engraving. This series marked his debut in stamp scenes, including the 2c purple depicting the Landing of Columbus and the 30c brown-orange showing Columbus at La Rabida. He solely engraved the portrait of Columbus on the $5 black, while Charles Skinner handled the frame vignettes. This portrait was adapted from the design of the 50c coin also crafted for the Columbian Exposition.

Jones retired shortly before he tragically passed away in April 1900. He was fatally injured by a hansom cab on Fifth Avenue in New York, suffering multiple skull and brain injuries. The driver fled the scene, leaving Jones to succumb to his injuries. The incident was widely reported in the media.

Shipping

For shipments to addresses within the U.S. (scroll down for International 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, including larger framed prints, may have a different shipping charge or a shipping surcharge. When they do, it 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. If there is an extended delay, it will be noted on the product page.

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 using 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. (See more on UPS in the next section.) 

      • $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 

      Note: UPS 3 Business Day select is not available for addresses in Hawaii and Alaska. If UPS is selected for Hawaii or Alaska, the order will be shipped UPS Ground.

      Cut off time: Orders received by 8 am Eastern will ship the same business day.  Orders received after that time will ship the next business day. Applies to in-stock items that do not require personalization or signing. 
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day, and this includes delivery on Saturday.  This applies to the 48 contiguous states. 
          • $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 significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

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

        For shipments to addresses outside the United States

        Destinations

        We only ship to locations that are served by US Postal Service International Service.

        Charges

        • 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.

        If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

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          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.

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

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