Promotional print showing Independence Hall remodeled to accommodate an unrealized national monument conceived during the Centennial movement by patriot and roofer Joseph Leeds to honor the Founding Fathers of the United States. Shows Independence, Congress, and old City Hall connected by corridors resting on arches to be interiorly decorated with exhibits representing the history of the country from 1607-1876. Also contains an ornamental border including the American eagle and the forty-eight state seals; several paragraphs explicating the necessity, design, and administration of the monument; and patriotic slogans., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 19, Originally part of a McAllister scrapbook of views of Philadelphia., LCP holds original edition of accompanying pamphlet. See "Honor to the fathers of our country: the duty and privilege of every patriot..." (Philadelphia: Joseph Leeds, 1879). [Am 1879 Lee 23645.D.9]., See also Joseph Leeds's One hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and Independence Square, and the three main buildings thereon, in Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania: as a monument of memorials sacred and forever to honor the fathers of our beloved country and their principles (Philadelphia, 1872) in the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. [UPA/Pam F 158.65.I3 L44 1872].
Carbutt, John, 1832-1905, photolithographer
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