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Our current Ben’s Lens is a postcard showing the dining room in one of Philadelphia’s colonial homes. The home still stands today and is open as an historic site. Does anyone recognize the residence?

Please submit your answers to:

Sarah J. Weatherwax
Curator of Prints and Photographs


Previous Ben's Lens Answer

Our Ben’s Lens depicts the Consultation Room of the Supreme Court in Philadelphia’s City Hall. This photomechanical print is one of seventy featured in a limited edition volume entitled The City Hall Philadelphia. Architecture, Sculpture and History published in 1897. The Library Company owns copy number forty eight out of one thousand.

The following people identified the building as City Hall, but nobody correctly guessed the room.

Tom Keels
William Kriebel
Hyman Meyers

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