Objects & Places from Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson
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Philadelphia

This place was the center of the American Revolution and where Franklin's family lived.

Boston

This place, from which Jane fled, was where Franklin spent much of his childhood.

Kites

These were used in an experiments.

Fur Hat

This item was obtained during a trip to Canada when Franklin was looking for aid.

Letters

These were often published in pamphlets.

Passy

This was where Franklin lived during the time he negotiated for aid from France and peace with Britain.

London

This was where Franklin lived while on a mission to become an agent for the Assembly.

Bifocals

These are one of Franklin's longest lasting inventions.

Oil and Water

These were used when Franklin studied the effects of combinations.

Madeira

This was what Franklin sipped over intellectual conversation.

Lightening Rod

This item helped prevent fear among villages.

The Cockpit

During Franklin's time, this room in the King's Court...

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