Item: Liberty Bell

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Record Number: 3185
Folder Number: FF 14.1264
Reproduction restrictions: Unknown
Address: Philadelphia, PA USA
Date of Original: 1915
Image description: Photograph of men preparing the Liberty Bell for transportation. Between 1885 and 1915, as part of the Centennial festivities surrounding the United States, the Liberty Bell made seven trips to various expositions and celebrations. Each time the Liberty Bell was taken by train and made multiple stops along the way. The farthest the bell traveled was to San Francisco. Upon its arrival back to Philadelphia, it was determined that the bell could no longer stand major journeys without further deterioration and the bell has since remained in Philadelphia.