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American Experience: Monuments: Liberty Bell & Mount Rushmore

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Gallery

drawing of the Liberty Bell

Earliest Known Representation of the Liberty Bell

 From the anti-slavery booklet, The Liberty Bell, published by the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Fair, Boston, 1839.

Liberty Bell on a Chain

From 1876 to 1885, the bell hung in the tower room from a chain of 13 links.

Wood engraving in David Scattergood, Hand Book of the State House, Philadelphia, 1890.

Liberty Bell in a glass case

Liberty Bell and Stairway, Independence Hall [Postcard]

Postcard from the early 20th Century. NYPL Digital Collection.

independence hall

Independence Hall

National Park Service Photo.

Mount Rushmore Gallery

Construction of Mount Rushmore

Construction of Mount Rushmore

Construction on the George Washington portrait at Mount Rushmore, c. 1932. Public Domain.

Mount Rushmore on a Snowy Day

Photo by South Dakota. 2008.  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch an aerial review of aircraft Friday, July 3, 2020, during South Dakota’s 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, S.D. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour). Public Domain.


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