Bowl, 1760-1770
Photo by Peter Harholdt,...
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Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004 (before conservation)

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"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, 2005-2008
Otherwise on ongoing display at The Franklin Institute
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Talbott, Page, ed., Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World (New Haven and London: Yale University, 2005) (companion book to exhibition of same title) Fig. 4.06

Delivered to the Franklin Institute through William Bardusch, Jr., Esq., 55 Maple Ave., Morristown, N.J. 07960. Tel: 201-539-8412. Given by Mrs. Meylert M. Armstrong, Box 262, Camden, Maine 04843. A copy of typed, unsigned, provenance letters by Emma W. Breckenridge, 11/8/1891; and Ann Breckenridge Robertson, 4/24/1929, are cited in the accession records as being filed in correspondence by catalog number under 79-1, but were not found.

Reference has not yet been found to this specific bowl in the papers of Franklin or his immediate family. However, it can be documented in the possession of descendants by the later 1800's. Date of Accession: 1979-00-00 Terms of Use Credits