Paying Homage

Lanis Rossi

Voorhees, United States

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With its distinctive large crack, The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The bell was commissioned in 1752 by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly from the London firm of Lester and Pack, and was cast with the lettering “Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof”. The bell first cracked when rung after its arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose last names appear on the bell. In its early years the bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens about public meetings and proclamations.

Although no immediate announcement was made of the Second Continental Congress’s vote for independence, and so the bell could not have rung on July 4, 1776, related to that vote, bells were rung on July 8 to mark the reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Photo taken with a Canon EOS T2i DSLR with a Canon 18-55mm Lens

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