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Object ID N1989.001.020
Object Name Souvenir
Collection Commemoratives/Souvenirs
Credit line DHS Collection
Date 1876
Description Tin souvenir model of the Liberty Bell that is encased in a tin box with glass on all four sides and a low fence around it at the base. The bell is painted with white text: "Proclaim / Liberty / to the / Earth." The structure is topped with four tin finials, an eagle with spread wings, and a hand-painted tin American flag. A wide assortment of different Liberty Bell-themed souvenirs were produced in celebration of the country's 100th birthday.
Dimensions H-9.875 W-6.5 L-6.5 inches
Dimension Details Length and width of base; height to the top of the flagpole
Subjects Souvenirs
Search Terms Liberty Bell
1876 Centennial Exposition
Material Tin; glass
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Event 1876 Centennial Exposition