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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 1: Gen. John J. Pershing at the
Liberty Bell, September 12, 1919.
[Graphic] Photo 1 with link to higher quality photo.
(Independence National Historical Park)

Gen. John J. Pershing, leader of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I, made a celebratory visit to the Liberty Bell in September 1919, 10 months after the war ended.

Questions for Photo 1

1. Why would a visit to the Liberty Bell have been considered appropriate for General Pershing?

2. Study the photo carefully. What uses of symbolism can you identify?

* 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 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as two minutes to load with a 28.8K modem.




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