George Ross Signer of The Declaration of Independence SKU 9585 ~ CLICK ON PHOTO FOR MORE INFO

Flag Size: 3″ x 3″ Frame Size: 13″ x 13″

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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. See all five listed. George Ross Signer of The Declaration of Independence 1730-1779 Representing Pennsylvania at the Continental Congress Born: May 10, 1730 Birthplace: New Castle, Delaware Education: Private, Classical. Read law in Philadelphia (Judge) Work: Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar, 1750; Crown Prosecutor for Carlisle, twelve years; Elected to Provincial Assembly, 1768-1776; Elected to Continental Congress, 1774, 1776-77; Colonel in the Continental Army, 1776; Vice president of the Pennsylvania constitutional convention, 1776; Judge of the Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania, 1779. Died: July 14, 1779