RARE James Wilson Plaque Signer of The Declaration of Independence
Rare authentic antique bronze plaque in the shape of a Federal Shield. (see photo)
It is presumed that these shields were nailed to a "Memory Tree" at The Centennial in 1876 and date to that era or earlier.
Judging by the age, patina & construction of the shield it is possible they could be much earlier and could date to possibly the 25th in 1801, the 50th in 1826 or 75th Anniversary in 1851 of The signing.
In any event they are very rare and a great historical piece of Americana.
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James Wilson Signer of The Declaration of Independence
Representative for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress
Attended the Universities of St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh; College of Philadelphia. Honorary M.A. from Philadelphia College, studied Law with John Dickinson. (Lawyer, Judge)
Admitted to the Bar, 1767; Member of the Pennsylvania provincial meeting, appointed to a Committee of
Correspondence, 1774; Elected to Provincial Congress, 1775; Commissioned Colonel of the Fourth Cumberland County Battalion, 1775; Elected to the Continental Congress, 1775-77, 1785-87; Director of the Bank of North America, 1781; Member of the Constitutional Convention, 1784; Associate Justice to the US. Supreme Court, 1789-1798.
Died; August 28, 1798
Guaranteed Authentic.Flag Size: 3" x 3"
Frame Size: 13" x 13"
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