An Exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia
May 16 - December 22, 2006
At the time of his death, Franklin was well known around the world as a scientist and a diplomat; however, he chose to be remembered as simply “Benjamin Franklin, Printer.” Ironically, his success as a printer and writer has been a comparatively overlooked aspect of his life, until now. The exhibition Benjamin Franklin, Writer and Printer takes a fresh, even surprising look at Franklin’s dual relationship to the book as printer and author. The centerpiece of the Library Company’s 275th Anniversary celebration, the exhibition is curated by Librarian James Green and University of Pennsylvania English Professor Peter Stallybrass.
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