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Description: This 1784 copperplate engraving by German engraver Daniel Berger (1744-1825) shows the chest-up portraits of five famous colonial-era men. George Washington and General Horatio Gates are shown in profile at the top, Henry Laurens and Benjamin Franklin in three-quarter poses at the bottom, and John Paul Jones in the center.

George Washington (1732-1799), of course, was the Commander of the Continental Army and first President of the United States.

General Horatio Gates (1727-1806) was a British-born American Army General in the Revolutionary War who is credited with victory at the Battle of Saratoga.

Henry Laurens (1724-1792) was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and a signatory of the Articles of Confederation.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), shown here in a fur cap, is another well-known Founding Father of the United States. He was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, the first Postmaster General, he served as an ambassador to France and Sweden, and is also remembered for being a prolific inventor.

John Paul Jones (1747-1792) was a Scottish-American naval captain during the American Revolution.

“D. Berger Sculp. 1784″ is printed beneath the portraits. Image area measures: 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4” . Item #PR00568

Condition: Printed sheet has been trimmed to within the platemark (4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″) and laid onto a larger sheet. Paper mat is soiled and toned, print is in good condition.