Liberty Bell, Col. Thomas Polk's Overnight Bivouac . Quakertown, Pennsylvania . September 18, 1777 . Acrylic Mural . Community Federal Savings . 84" x 249"

... a mural illustrating the Liberty Bell, escorted by Col. Thomas Polk's cavalry of 200 troops, as it arrives from Philadelphia on the Bethlehem Pike, late in the day at the intersection of what is now, Broad and Main Streets in the Borough of Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The small building on the right, now called “Liberty Hall” was built by Abel Roberts in 1772. The inn called the "Sign of the Red Lion Tavern", built by Walter McCoole in 1747 or 1748, occupies the foreground and a part of the Thomas residence (demolished 1891), is visible behind it. The Bell and escort continued north, to Allentown, arriving September 24th, and was hidden until the end of the war.

More about the mural and the Liberty Bell's trip...

Published: May 2018: "This Day in North Carolina History"

Published: February 2016: "Liberty Bell - Primary Sources"

Published: September 2013: "Diary of Sally Wister . A Colonial Quaker Girl"

Published: July 2007: "American Spirit . Visions of America - Let Freedom Ring"

Published: July 2006: "Leben . Let Freedom Ring"

Published: November 2004: "Liberty and Freedom . A Visual History of America's Founding Ideals"

Published: January 2003: "Portrait of Freedom . The 250th Anniversary of the Liberty Bell"

An 8"x24" Giclee print (edition of 100) is available of this painting on 10" x 26" watercolor paper for $100.00, plus 6% PA Sales Tax, plus US Mail shipping & handeling within the continental United States.

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