Ralph Archbold

We’ve lost a grand fellow, Ralph Archbold of Philadelphia. I have it on good authority that he’s having a beer with Dr. Franklin right around now.   There’s a nice article at http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/Philly-Benjamin-Franklin-impersonator-Ralph-Archbold-dies.html and a a nice set of pictures with the article at http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/ap/national/article_d646f87a-18cb-569b-b0ce-53e5122114db.html

Ward Larkin at Cape May Courthouse (NJ)

COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society will be throwing open its doors to welcome Benjamin Franklin as part of the Cape May Mitten Festival. “Cape Bank has generously agreed to sponsor the appearance of J. Ward Larkin, a well-known interpreter of Benjamin Franklin,” said Sheila McCloy-Nuss, museum curator. Larkin is …

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Ben Franklin Re-Invented

Very nice article and video about David Mitchell of Crossville (TN?): school presentation with armonica music. http://columbiadailyherald.com/news/local-news/re-invention-ben-franklin   Swim fins, bifocals and the glass harmonica are just a few of the inventions Benjamin Franklin showed off when he visited the Spring Hill Public Library Tuesday. The politician, inventor and newspaper publisher — portrayed by David …

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