Scenes of Early American Life

Early Scenes

The images on these pages mirror those years in early American life between 1700 and 1800. Of course, personalities important to the creation of the nation are represented, as well as scenes that describe the side bars of daily life.

Benjamin Franklin is seen doing what printers in those years did to ply their trade. As well as George Washington who over a 50-year span — from 1750 to the end of the century — participated in every milestone leading to the founding of the Republic.

Scenes of Early American Life

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