Benjamin Franklin Statue – Old City Hall


This statue of Benjamin Franklin, located at the Old City Hall, features Ben Franklin and some of his most famous moments in United States history.  On one side of the statue is a picture of Franklin in a printing shop.  Franklin grew up as a printing apprentice to his brother in Boston, but eventually created a successful printing business of his own in Philadelphia.  Another picture on the statue shows Franklin drafting the Declaration of Independence.  His political career is further represented by a picture of him signing the Treaty of Peace and Independence.  This signified the end of the Revolutionary War.  Finally, on the back side of the statue, Ben Franklin’s scientific background is portrayed with a picture of him discovering electricity with his famous kite experiment.

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