Portrait of Benjamin Lay

This article discusses a portrait owned by Benjamin Franklin of Benjamin Lay. Some excerpts: “Stories about our discovery appeared first in the Philadelphia Inquirer, and in January 1979 The Magazine Antiques published a story by Karen M. Jones about the discovery of a rare William Williams painting.” The story quoted a letter from Ben Franklin …

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Frankliniana Collection

Hosted and administered by the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College, the Franklin Artifacts database is a museum without walls; an electronic catalogue of known surviving objects with a close association to Benjamin Franklin. The site is online at www.benfranklin300.org/frankliniana  

Waterbury Library Statue

Announcement from CT Trust for Historic Preservation (from Facebook): We will be writing a State Register nomination for the Benjamin Franklin statue located in front of the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury for our Creative Places Trail. The statue was created by Connecticut sculptor, Paul Wayland Bartlett and completed in 1921. It was cast in …

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Uncle Thomas Franklin

A commemoration of Benjamin Franklin’s uncle, Thomas Franklin, is incorporated into a new work of art by a Northampton Artist. The full story is here. Excerpt from that article: Thomas Franklin – Benjamin’s uncle – lived in Ecton and was an inventor; musician; the village schoolteacher; a clerk of the county courts, a lawyer to …

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Historic Prints Available

A half dozen exquisite Franklin prints are available privately. For further information, contact marty.mangold@gmail.com (I am not the seller, but will forward information). The art works include the knuckle, Court of France, Court of Saint James, and some portraits.