Pennsylvania Building Jamestown Exposition, 1907; Lester Pianos

Pennsylvania Building Jamestown Exposition, 1907; Lester Pianos


Stock #: 646592
Type: Postcard
Publisher: Lester Piano Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The Pennsylvania Building at the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition is modeled after the main building of Independence Hall at Philadelphia, the birth-place of the Republic. This structure was built in 1729-35. It was the Colonial State House;here the plans for the Revolutionary War were made. Here, also, the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. In 1793 Washington was here inaugurated President for his second term, and in 1797 Adams took the oath of office as President. Within this building there hangs on its original beam the old Liberty Bell, which in 1776, did "Proclaim liberty throughout the land." It was deemed appropriate, by a committee of musicians, that a Philadelphia piano should be placed in the Pennsylvania Building, and they, therefore, selected a Lester Grand for the Reception Room, and for the Woman's Parlor, on the second floor, a Colonial Lester Upright (an art production).