Benjamin Franklin: The Original Hipster
Enjoy The Franklin Institute's original web comic looking at the impact our eccentric namesake has had on American culture.
Over his nine years in Paris, Benjamin Franklin became an extremely popular local celebrity while also succeeding in his mission to get French aid for the American Revolution.
From swimming to agriculture, Franklin’s interests spanned a variety of subjects.
When Benjamin Franklin arrived in France in December 1776, he was wearing a fur hat to keep his head warm.