Saturday, March 26, 2011

Franklin Court Print exhibit.

Franklin Court Print exhibit. by JoeDuck
Franklin Court Print exhibit., a photo by JoeDuck on Flickr.

Here at the Franklin Court, Philadelphia, not much remains of Benjamin Franklin's home but for the back wall which was part of his original family complex at this location in dowtown Philly. The print shop behind this brick wall was built for Grandson Benjamin Bache, also a printer. Bache's full name was "Benjamin Franklin Bache". Bache expressed a lot of criticism of George Washington and he was arrested under the sedition act (later released) after expressing his strong views.

The Benjamin Franklin print shop was located at 2nd and Market, the historical center of commerce in colonial Philadelphia.