"Washington & Adams 1788" - T-Shirt - White

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Limited edition. Will not be reprinted. The only size left is 2XL.

We did these last summer when the presidential campaigns were heating up. We wanted to add a little historical perspective. (See the note below on "The history" because, yes, this is somewhat tongue-in-cheek.)

The only color and size left is white in 2XL.   

The design: It isn't a comment on any of the campaigns or candidates this year, though there is a wink—not positive or negative—to one of the topics that the two major party candidates have been talking about.

The history: As my friends, authors and historians Liz Covart (Ben Franklin's World podcast) and John Bell (Boston 1775 site and The Road to Concord book) point out, the implied history here isn't quite right, including . . .

  • Although New Hampshire ratified the Constitution in June, 1788, and as the 9th State, it went into effect, but Washington wasn't elected until Feb 4, 1789.

  • US elections were totally different before 1804. There were no "tickets" of the sort we now know and they didn’t really run for office. 

Thanks to everyone who provided comments and suggestions on the design.

The shirt: Printed by some good folks in town. The shirt is a Hanes® pre-shrunk, 5.5 ounce 100% cotton heavyweight t-shirt.  

(If you've ordered shirts from The History List before, this is different than the Next Level blend that we use for most of our other designs, and it's different than the previous white we used for these "1788" shirts and the white we used for our "America's Historic Flags" shirts.)

→ Most orders ship within 24 - 48 hours. Shipping is $4.95, regardless of the number of shirts you order, so order one and all the rest ship for free.

Proceeds will help offset part of the cost of continuing to operate and expand The History List, which any organization can use, at no cost, to publicize their history-related events and exhibits. (Here's how The History List was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of history organizations.)

Feedback or suggestions?  I'd love to hear from you.  

Check out History Camp, which is an unconference for all things history held in different cities across the country.  Despite having "camp" in its name, it's for adults, and it's been extremely popular. You can find history-related events and exhibits on The History List. Both of these started in the Boston area and are growing to other regions.  Follow the links and find out how you can bring a History Camp to your city or add your organization and history-related events to The History List.

Lee Wright  |  Founder  |  The History List  |  History Camp

 

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

 


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