We know that John Hancock was a wealthy merchant and prominent politician, but did you know that his suit reveals even more about his life and personality than the documents and portraits he left behind?
In this week's episode of Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History, museum professional and textiles expert Kimberly Alexander joins us to explore the world of 18th-century fashion and material culture and what objects like John Hancock’s suit communicate about the past.
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Use technology in your lesson to inspire and engage students.
When I said that these were all created entirely in Google Drawings in a web browser, (Chrome:) mouths dropped. Anyway, keep up the great work and thank you for making these apps available for all!
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