What does your favorite t-shirt say?
This t-shirt says Dauphin County. The design features two symbols of Dauphin County: a dolphin and a fleur-de-lies.
This t-shirt is an attention getter.
It helps introverts. Just imagine a college student away from home. If you are a college student this will be easy. If you are not a college student then imagine a close relative who is: child, grandchild, niece, or nephew wearing this t-shirt and another student asks what it says and what does the graphic mean.
“Why is there a dolphin on your t-shirt?" they will ask.
"I am from Dauphin County in PA. Dauphin is the French word for dolphin," you will explain.
You could go on to mention that Dauphin County was named on March 4th, 1785, to honor Louis-Joseph, Dauphin of France. Louis-Joseph was the first son of king Louis XVI and the heir apparent to the throne of France. Sadly, he died of tuberculosis at the age of seven in 1789.
"What is symbol to the right of the dolphin?", they might ask.
"That is a fleur-de-lis, or stylized lily. It is a symbol of the Dauphin of France. Where I am from, Dauphin County, is named after that," you will answer.
You could point out one more icon on your shirt. The curved blue line in the field of green represents the Susquehanna River. Early settlers lamented it frequent flooding with the phrase "a mile wide and a foot deep".
You make a connection that would have otherwise just slipped away.
Even if you have t-shirts with the power to get attention, we can help add to your collection. If you don’t, we would love to help you start your collection. You could also help your family and friends harness this power by using our volume discounts.
Your typical 100% cotton t-shirt (except for heather colors, which contain 10% polyester). Pre-shrunk to make sure your size is maintained throughout several washes, and a classic fit.
• T-shirt blank is an Anvill 880 sourced from Honduras, Haiti, or Nicaragua.
• 100% jersey knit
• Seamless, double-need ⅞” collar
• Taped neck and shoulders
• Classic fit