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Franklin: America’s “Lost State” by Noel B. Gerson

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 20th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Franklin: America’s “Lost State” by Noel B. Gerson
    Source: www.abebooks.com Elk Creek Heritage Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The dimensional caps of Sans Serif Shaded are contrasted with Commercial Script for the jacket of a book about the State of Franklin, published in 1968 by Crowell-Collier Press in their “America in the making” series. Sans Seif Shaded is used with mirrored AKA sign painters’ quotes. From the book:

    Here is the fascinating account of how the “lost state” of Franklin was formed – its military and diplomatic attempts to gain independence, its heroes and villains, the remarkable achievements of its eleven-year history – and the events that led to Franklin’s admission to the Union as a part of Tennessee.

    Read more about this episode of U.S. history on Atlas Obscura.

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