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Colonial Philadelphia

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Philadelphia was founded by William Penn in 1682; by the 1750s, it was the second largest city in the British Empire, after London. The nation's first free library, public school, and hospital were established here.

Independence Hall is the birthplace of the United States; on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted in this building, and in 1787 the Constitution was debated, drafted, and signed.
Carriage
Carriage
Graveyard from the 1600s
Graveyard from the 1600s
Original desk, chairs, instruments in the room where the Constitution was ratified, 1787.
Independence Hall

Original desk, chairs, instruments in the room where the Constitution was ratified, 1787.

James Madison home, author of the Constitution
James Madison home, author of the Constitution
The Liberty Bell, forged in 1753
The Liberty Bell, forged in 1753
Old tavern
Old tavern
Headstone 1700s
Headstone 1700s
Inkwell  used by John Hancock to sign the Declaration of Independence
Inkwell used by John Hancock to sign the Declaration of Independence
Circa 1700
Circa 1700
Independence Hall, built 1732-1753
Independence Hall, built 1732-1753
Old steps in the fall
Old steps in the fall
Chair reserved for Ben Franklin during the Constitutional Convention, 1787
Chair reserved for Ben Franklin during the Constitutional Convention, 1787
The Delaware River near Washington's Crossing
The Delaware River near Washington's Crossing
About 250 years old
About 250 years old
Shutter stop
Shutter stop
Ancient graveyard
Ancient graveyard
Street from the 1700s
Street from the 1700s
Colonial church
Colonial church
George Washington's chair at the Constitutional Convention, 1787
George Washington's chair at the Constitutional Convention, 1787
Colonial townhouse
Colonial townhouse
Fall leaves
Fall leaves
Independence Hall
Independence Hall
The first Supreme Court met here
The first Supreme Court met here
George Washington
George Washington
Bird and tombstone
Bird and tombstone
1700s townhouse
1700s townhouse
House front
House front
Congress Hall
Congress Hall
Independence Hall
Independence Hall
Country road
Country road
Headstone b. 1778
Headstone b. 1778
On the Delaware River
On the Delaware River
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Steeple
Steeple
Red brick
Red brick
Artisan at work
Artisan at work
From the 1700s
From the 1700s
Independence Hall
Independence Hall
Dinner is served
Dinner is served
As it was...
As it was...
Old loom
Old loom
Log house,  1750
Log house, 1750
Pot
Pot
Shutter, about 1750
Shutter, about 1750
Methodist church, 1800s
Methodist church, 1800s
Phila. Art Museum
Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lilly Pool, Giverny - Monet

Phila. Art Museum

Phila. Art Museum
Sainte Victoire - Cezanne

Phila. Art Museum

Live art
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Live art

On the Delaware River
On the Delaware River
Phildelphia Museum of Art
Phildelphia Museum of Art
On the Delaware River
On the Delaware River
Phila Art Museum
Phila Art Museum
Netherlands house, early 1600s, Phildelphia Art Museum
Netherlands house, early 1600s, Phildelphia Art Museum
From the Phildelphia Museum of Art
Prometheus Bound - Rubens

From the Phildelphia Museum of Art