My Day in Historic Philadelphia

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Our day trip to Philadelphia was so fun! I don’t live that far away so the total time getting there was only about an little over an hour. The first thing we did was visit the First Bank of Philadelphia, capsule the oldest bank in America. I provided a sketch, search so you can get an idea of what it looked like during the time it was in use.

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The first bank of the United States was needed because the government incurred a lot of debt during the Revolutionary War, healing and each state had a different form of currency. It was built while Philadelphia was still the nation’s capital. It was the idea of Alexander Hamilton to have this bank in order to handle the huge war debt and to create a standard form of currency. Below is Hamilton’s portrait.

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Did you know that the first bank charter was drafted in 1791? The bank was originally housed in Congressional Hall from 1791-1795, and in 1811 Congress voted to abandon the bank and it’s charter. The neoclassical design was intended to recall the democracy and splendor of ancient Greece.

Inside there are so many gorgeous paintings of the special men that helped shape our country. Here are just a few of those paintings. I hope you will come back tomorrow. I have more photos to show and a couple of funny stories.

Benjamin Franklin

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John Adams

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Thomas Jefferson

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Last but not least, George Washington.

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HAPPY DAY
Carole

14 Responses to “My Day in Historic Philadelphia”

  1. Joy Says:

    Thank you for these lovely photos, Carole!

  2. Carole Says:

    Hi Joy. NIce to meet you. Thank you for visiting. I hope you will come again tomorrow, I’ll have more to tell.
    Carole

  3. rondell Says:

    Love history Carol, thanks for sharing and I’ll be back to see more!
    Rondell

  4. Carole Says:

    Thank you Rondell. I am glad you enjoyed reading my post.
    Carole

  5. Pear Tree Primitives Says:

    Thank you for sharing our nation’s history with us through your trip and photos.
    Wow, these paintings are beautiful in your post, I can only imagine what they must look like in person!

    Suzanne

  6. Carole Says:

    Yes, Suzanne, the paintings were just amazing. How lucky am I to live less than an hour away from Philadelphia!
    Carole

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