Collection Items in The Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room

Pair of Federal Eagle-inlaid Knife Boxes
Pair of Federal Eagle-inlaid Knife Boxes

The cases have eagle engraved Sheffield mounts as well as an American eagle in a shield-shaped inlay inside the lids. ...

Mantel Clock
Mantel Clock

Writing from Paris in 1779 to his daughter Sally, Benjamin Franklin observed, “Pictures, busts, and prints, (of which copies are spread everywhere,) have made your father’s face as well known as that of the moon.” ...

A Two-Tiered Still Life with Fruit;
A Two-Tiered Still Life with Fruit; "Nature's Bounty"

After his first years in New York City (1848–52), Roesen moved to Huntington, Pennsylvania, via Harrisburg, and thence to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where, so far as we know, he spent the remainder of his life. ...

The Cliffs of Green River, Wyoming
The Cliffs of Green River, Wyoming

In June 1871, Thomas Moran traveled on the Union Pacific Railroad as far as Corinne, Utah. ...

Spirit of 76
Spirit of 76

In the Centennial Exhibition mounted in Philadelphia in 1876, a large painting by a little-known Ohio painter appeared. ...