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Franklin's Return to Philadelphia, 1785. Oil on canvas. Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930).

Benjamin Franklin, Richard Bache, his wife Sarah, Franklin’s daughter, and her son Benjamin Franklin Bache at dockside in Philadelphia. Franklin is greeted by Judge Thomas McKean, who stands on the right. A sedan chair with two African American porters awaits Franklin on the left; large ship in the background. Postcard published by The Foundation Press, Inc., 1932. Reproduction of oil painting from series: The Pageant of a Nation.

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