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In Transit

May 2024
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The city of Philadelphia, which artist David J. Kennedy has so winningly recaptured for us in this issue (see pages 17-32), has not always been the only place where the Liberty Bell could be viewed. In mid-June of 1903, the venerable noisemaker (below), bedecked with wreaths- including one shaped like the bell itself—was put on a special railroad flat car and transported to Boston for the 128th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Lewis S. Milts of East Hartford photographed the strange cargo as it passed through Plainfield, Connecticut, obviously much admired by a surprised public.

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