Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Benjamin Franklin

large bust of Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


One of the greatest Americans of All Time, ladies and gentlemen, Benjamin Franklin! You smarties out there will enjoy the little extra provided by the sculptor--the keys all over the surface of the big bust.

The impact he made on his world and ours would take too much space here. He invented the lightning rod, the glass harmonica, the Franklin stove, bifocal glasses, and the flexible urinary catheter. "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise", indeed.

6 comments:

Mrs Mecomber said...

Do you take requests? :D

My kids and I would love to see the gravesite of Alexander Hamilton and some of Trinity Church. Do yo have any?

Nice photos. :)

sir jorge said...

I wonder if anyone's ever tried to cut its head off as a prank...like on the Simpsons.

Sue said...

Hehehe. I love how you bring history and art together!

Kevin said...

Great background on this photo and I love the keys on him, how awesome. I wouldn't have even noticed them, so glad you pointed those out, it made the photo even better!

Ken Albin said...

He was also a great believer in freedom. Franklin is one of my favorite founding fathers.

yellowdog granny said...

wonder what ole franklin would think of what george bush and his buddies have done with the country he helped start?....