Gen. Whipple portrait donated to Kittery by D. Allan Kerr

whippleKITTERY, Maine — As a part of an effort to honor Kittery-born Revolutionary War Gen. William Whipple, local author D. Allan Kerr donated a portrait of Whipple to Town Hall for display beside a print of the Declaration of Independence, which Whipple signed.

“There are only 50 or so places in the entire world that can claim a native son signed the Declaration of Independence,” Kerr said. “It seems to me he hasn’t gotten the attention here he is due.”

Kerr said he had been trying to find a portrait of Gen. Whipple for years and recently stumbled across one, “through the magic of eBay.” He said the portrait was done by a Chinese painter and Kerr jumped at the opportunity to purchase it.

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