This piece is number 14 in the Dead Feminists series, the only one to feature quotes from two feminists, and the only one where a male feminist makes a cameo. There are few Americans more famous than Ben Franklin, but his sister Jane Mecom was somewhat of a mystery. What we do know is that she had a very different life than her illustrious brother. Thanks to having been born female, her youth was spent having babies rather than obtaining an education. Her life was marked with misfortune, poverty and the deaths of nearly everyone she loved. Yet through it all she was a skilled craftsperson who craved knowledge and learning. She followed her brother’s career with pride-and he supported her in return, both financially and emotionally. Franklin also wrote more letters to Mecom than to any other person in his life-including his fellow Founding Fathers.
A portion of the proceeds were donated to Big Brothers, Big Sisters, in honor of the positive influence a big brother can have.
|Title||Signed, Sealed, Soapbox|
|Artist/Creator||Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring|
|Press Name/Publisher||Anagram Press & Springtide Press|
|Place of Publication||Tacoma, WA|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates|
|Paper Stock||Magnani Revere paper|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||10 x 18 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 176|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed and numbered|