Picture Id: 291083
Democracy's shrine, Independence National Historical Park, designated by Congress in 1948, encompasses 42 acres of American history's most revered ground. On these sites the Founding Fathers worked and lived. In 1982 the park attracted more than 4 million visitors. Among the buildings visible in this photo are the First Bank of the United States, lower left, and the Bishop White House, center.
INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
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