Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell

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Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, two of America's most revered symbols of freedom, date back to the British rule of the American colonies. The main structure of Independence Hall was completed in 1732, and the final casting of the Liberty Bell was completed in 1753. Visited by over two million people yearly, these historic icons have been used as backdrops for many political and social demonstrations and speeches. Filled with images from the archives of Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia Department of Records, and collections from around the country, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell illustrates how these two historic relics generate a sense of pride and patriotism set forth by the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
ISBN: 9780738592435
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 224
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Robert W. Sands Jr. is a Seton Hall University graduate with a master of arts in museum professions. The author of two previous Arcadia Publishing books, Glassboro and Woodbury, he currently works as a collections consultant for the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion. Alexander B. Bartlett was involved with the archaeological monitoring of Independence Square during the 2004–2005 renovation. A graduate of the University of the Arts with a master of arts in museum communications, he works as a librarian and archivist in three local institutions.
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