200@200 : December — Commemorating the Ages
Date:
1926
Title:
US Sesquicentennial Liberty Bell
Description:
One of the highlights of the 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia was a large scale replica of the Liberty Bell, which was also the chosen symbol for the Expo in marketing and design materials. Eighty feet tall and covered in 26,000 light bulbs, the giant structure spanned Broad Street and served as an illuminated gateway to the event.

This commemorative Liberty Bell is mounted on a wooden base with an inset collector's coin honoring the national sesquicentennial. Comprised of moving parts, the bell can still ring today.
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Liberty Bell Tour through Fort Wayne 1915Liberty Bell Tour through Fort Wayne 1915
Liberty Bell Tour through Fort Wayne 1915Liberty Bell Tour through Fort Wayne 1915