William Penn, the Brand

William Penn. The name has almost universal recognition. More than 300 years after the Tree event, people clamor to be associated with the man who symbolizes fairness, truth and wisdom. A meandering Google search turned up a variety of Penn brandings. There are, of course, schools and streets bearing his...

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Ansicht des großen Baumes wo Penn den Frieden mit den Indianern schloß

Big Story, Tiny Painting

A gouache is an opaque watercolor consisting of pigment, water and a binding agent. The little gouache, circa 1800, shows Philadelphia from what was once a small fishing village. Today, it is known as Kensington. The painting, which measures 4 ½” X 4 ½”, is inscribed in German in the...

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