Wolf Run Studio - Covered Bridges

Bill Harrah
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. . . AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Liberty Bell
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Made in 1753
#NC-17330-PA - Notecards
Also available in Assortment Pack #AST-1776

The original bell for the State House (now Independence Hall) steeple was cast in London in 1752, but it cracked after being hung and tested on March 10, 1753. The Philadelphia Foundry of Pass and Stow recast the bell, adding copper to strengthen it. The resulting tone, however, pleased no one, and the foundry broke up the bell and recast it yet again.

The bell is most famous for summoning citizens for the first reading of the Declaration of Independence. During the Revolutionary War, the bell was hidden in Allentown, Pennsylvania because of fears that it would be melted down and used to make a cannon by British Invaders. After its return to Independence Hall in 1778, the bell was rung on each Independence Day and state occasion until a widening crack rendered it unringable in 1846 on Washington’s birthday.

The bell bears the inscription: “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof. Leviticus xxv:x.”

Drawing © 2004 Bill Harrah


The Betsy Ross House    Carpenter's Hall    Independence Hall    Liberty Bell
George Washington's Headquarters    Soldiers' Winter Quarters    General Anthony Wayne Monument    National Memorial Arch
Old State House    Paul Revere House    Bunker Hill Monument    Faneuil Hall   

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