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"History Nerd" Tank top for women, with Ben Franklin

Regular price $ 29.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 29.95 USD
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This is cut and sized for women. We created this at the suggestion of Michele, history teacher, reenactor, guide, and collector, pictured at the Canal Street Antique Mall in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

The shirt is from Bella + Canvas. It's new and unlike anything we've done before. It's more a fashionable top than imprinted t-shirt.

Note the treatment of the garment edges and the racerback styling. The fabric is a tri-blend (50% polyester / 37.5% cotton / 12.5% rayon) and is very soft.

If you have never worn a high-quality poly-cotton shirt before, you’ll want to read this first.

It features our original History Nerd design with Ben Franklin.

This same design is available on regular t-shirts in several colors such as in light blue heather, light red heather, charcoal grey, cardinal red, stonewash green, and dark blue, in a women's v-neck shirt; as a red pullover sweatshirt and charcoal grey pullover sweatshirt; as well as capsstickers, magnets, and patches.

Thanks to Shauna for the featured photo.



Timing: We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them.

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 weeks in advance, especially if you are use USPS shipping. 

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

  • When it's 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.


    Domestic shipping charges:

    • 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 selected UPS (below), especially during November and December.

      • $4.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $4.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $7.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    • UPS 3 Business Day Select - We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
    UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
      • $11.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $14.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)

      • $44.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $49.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    International shipping: Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

    • Canada and Mexico

      • $18.00 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $24.00 for Woven blanket, hooded sweatshirts, and mugs. 

    • Rest of the World

      • Rates starts at $65.00

    Note: 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.


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

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 9 reviews
      Karen K.
      Perfect for a history need like me!

      I needed a shirt for an Independence Day party. But the stars and stripes and stereotypes are all played out to me....and this tank absolutely filled my need! I love it and the few folks aware of history that I met during the day also loved it! Plus, this is a year round top for me now!

      Jessica W.
      Beautiful shirt

      Beautiful shirt! Very soft and light. Perfect for summer. Customer service is excellent too! So friendly and helpful. Have already placed a second order.

      My new favorite tank top!

      I love my new history list tank top! It’s super soft and light..perfect for touring the Adams National Historic Site this summer! Until then I will layer it with a sweater for Presidents’ Day next week and wear it to the gym! I ended up getting a large, which is usually my size (and for reference I needed an X-Lg in the History Nerd women’s cut).

      Jennifer O.
      Love this shirt!

      This shirt is super soft, light weight and comfortable. It has just the right amount of stretch for exercising, and makes a great piece for a summer day out.

      John O.
      A historical joy!

      I bought this in maroon for my girlfriend and she LOVES it! We both appreciate and support the mission of the History List.

      Jennifer G.
      Love this tank top!

      This tank top looks great and got here fast!

      Katherine H.
      Great Tank!!

      This is by far the softest shirt I own. It's super comfortable and lightweight. I'm 5'4 with a small bust, so I ordered a small and it fits perfectly (hits at my hips lengthwise). Definitely recommend!

      Larisa M.
      Everything a tank top should be

      I LOVE this tank top, it’s everything a tank top should be! It’s incredibly comfortable and makes for a good tank to wear on a run or to the gym, while being super cute to wear out and about. I didn’t know if I was getting looks at the gym because they were jealous of the shirt or my Mighty Mouse muscles. Either way, this tank top is one of my new favorite shirts!

      It’s also a good length. I’m a shortie standing at a mean 4’11” and this tank top is not so long that I need to rolled it up numerous times, but long enough to provide full coverage even when you wave your arms in the air like you just don’t care.

        ["2 colors","Ben Franklin","burgundy","Green","History buff","History lover","History Nerd","History student","History teacher","Maroon","NBIS","racerback","Revolutionary War","tank top"]