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Photo 2: Crowds view the Liberty Bell in Scranton, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1915.
[Graphic] Photo 2 with link to higher quality photo.
(Independence National Historical Park)

Photo 3: The Liberty Bell on tour to St. Louis for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904. [Graphic] Photo 3 with link to higher quality photo.
(Independence National Historical Park)

Questions for Photos 2 & 3

1. Why do you think so many people came to see the Liberty Bell?

2. What value would viewing the Liberty Bell have for the community?

3. What might the traveling Liberty Bell exhibit have meant to people distant from Philadelphia in a time when neither cars nor airplanes were readily available for long distance travel?

* The photos on the screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 2 and Photo 3, but be aware that each file will take as much as two minutes to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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