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Photo 6: C.A. Goodrich's
The Child's History of the United States,
Cowperthwaite & Co., Philadelphia, 1878.
[Graphic] Photo 6 with link to higher quality photo.
(Independence National Historical Park)

Questions for Photo 6

1. Why do you think the Liberty Bell was chosen to illustrate the cover of this book? What does this reveal about the importance of the Liberty Bell in American history?

2. In what condition is the bell depicted? Does the crack appear to be an important feature of the drawing? Why?

3. Where does the book's publication date fit into the Liberty Bell's chronology outlined in Reading 1? Does this provide any information on why the bell may have been chosen for the book's cover?

* The photo on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 6, but be aware that the file will take as much as two minutes to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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