If you enjoy art or are a History buff, a trip here is well worth the stop.
The Second bank of the United States is located on the intersection of 4th & Chestnut streets.
This historic building dates from 1816 and once housed a national bank up until 1836.
It houses a collection of portraits of the famous men and women of the young American nation.
We came, we saw and we appreciated. Here are a few. Several others came out fuzzy. Taking pictures of canvases can be tricky, due to the lighting and the glare on the canvas. But the Nikon came through with some beauties.
Two portraits of general George Washington( 1732-1799).
Behind every great man is a great woman..
Martha Custis Washington(1731-1802).
Thayendanegea/ Joseph Brant(1742-1807)
A Mohawk war chief who led Iroquois Confederation. He was a diplomat who tried to use his alliances with the European nations to acquire title to ancestral Iroquois lands in Canada.
A nice touch, those flowers 🙂
This is Annis Boudinot Stockton(1736-1801)
This was the first time that I heard about this woman. She wrote several poems that glorified the American revolution and its heroes.
I hope that you enjoyed Philadelphia up to now! One last post this week and we will have to be flying on.
Before you leave, please scroll down to see a special second posting.
I hope to see you soon 😉