Scene Within Independence Hall by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

July 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Some photos that we take display so much more than we can say. This is a photo that was taken last winter upon visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The objects in this photo speak to so much. I take history and philosophy to heart as much as I do the photographs themselves; this one left me with much to consider. 

There are two objects in this featured photo. One is the Syng Inkstand; this is the inkstand used in the signing of both the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and again in the U.S. Consitution in 1787. The other object is the chair behind the table; the chair used by George Washington when presiding over the Federal Convention. It is said that in the three months of the convention, Benjamin Franklin was heard to say, "I have often looked at that behind the president without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now I... know that it is a rising...sun."

IndependenceHallInkwell_20191228_D56_0085HDRSyng Inkstand At Independence HallThe Syng inkstand is a silver inkstand used during the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the United States Constitution in 1787. It is one of four objects (besides paper documents) still existing that were present during the Constitutional Convention, along with Independence Hall itself, the Liberty Bell, and the chair that George Washington sat in as the Constitutional Convention's presiding officer.

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