Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
benjamin franklin












citizen ben
wit and wisdom
inquiring mind
world of influence
explore
timeline
ben a to z
about the show
teacher's guide
site credits
resources
feedback

image credits

Back to Site Credits

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Yale University

Franklin His Own Porter, with wheelbarrow full of paper
Print, circa 1846
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Engraving of Benjamin Franklin
Engraving by A. Pelton
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Franklin Standing at Table of Printing Blocks Looking Solemn
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Benjamin Franklin
Engraving by H.S. Sadd after a painting by T.H. Matteson, Esqr.
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Franklin Fire Insurance Company Philadelphia
Engraved by Whitechurch after a drawing by Croome
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Young Benjamin Franklin Borrowing Books
Print, circa 1849
Franklin Collection, Yale University

The Junto Club
Print, circa 1849.
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Philadelphia Library founded By Franklin
Print, circa 1846
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Franklin on horseback escorted by regiment through town
Print, circa 1849
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Reconciliation of Franklin with His Brother in Printing Shop
Print, circa 1836
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Franklin and Deborah, with silver spoon and china bowl
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Franklin's Experiment with a Kite
Print, circa 1846
Franklin Collection, Yale University

The Armonica, engraved diagram
Engraved by Martinet
Franklin Collection, Yale University

International Fame: Franklin's Arrival in France
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Young Franklin and Deborah Read with loaves of bread under arm
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Franklin Stove, engraved diagram
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Annual Medal of the Royal Society - Copley Medal
Franklin Collection, Yale University

Franklin Delivering His Letter to the Stationer in London
Print, circa 1836
Franklin Collection, Yale University

The Philosopher and His Kite
Engraved by H.S. Sadd, printed by W. Neale, designed expressly for the Columbian Magazine by J.L. Morton
Franklin Collection, Yale University


CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

Franklin standing on a street corner in Philadelphia carrying a loaf of bread under his arm (painted on the side of a fire engine panel)
Painting by David Rent Etter, circa 1830. Year depicted, 1723
Courtesy, CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

Benjamin Franklin, the Fireman
Portrait by Charles Washington Wright, c. 1850
Courtesy, CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

Franklin assisting at a fire (painted on the side of a hand pumper fire engine panel)
Courtesy, CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

Franklin at Desk (painted on the side of a hand pumper fire engine panel)
Painting by David Rent Etter, circa 1830
Courtesy, CIGNA Museum and Art Collection


The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia


Benjamin Franklin in green coat, reading a document with his thumb on his chin.
Portrait by David Martin, circa 1772. Year depicted 1766.
Cleared for the Web at 72 dpi courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin
Portrait by Joseph Wright, circa 1782
Cleared for the Web at 72 dpi courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia


The Granger Collection, New York

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). Drawing electricity from the sky
Oil painting by Benjamin West, circa 1805. Year depicted 1752.
Courtesy, The Granger Collection, New York


The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Franklin the Editor
Painting by Charles Elliott Mills
Cleared for the web courtesy of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology


Harvard University Art Museums

Benjamin Franklin
Portrait by Robert Feke, circa 1748
Courtesy of the Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Dr. John Collins Warren, 1856


The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

D. Beniamin Fraencklin, Grand Comissaire plenipotentiaire du Congres d'Amerique en France.
Portrait by Cochin, circa 1777
Courtesy, The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

American Log House
Drawing by Victor Collot, circa 1796
Courtesy, The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University


The Historic Collections of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia

The East Wing of Pennsylvania Hospital’s Pine Building
Courtesy of the Historic Collections of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia


The Grolier Club

Men at table reading in library
Drawing by A. Nongin, circa 1859
Courtesy of The Grolier Club


The New York Public Library

Illustration of no-hands stroke, # XV, from The Art of Swimming, circa 1699
Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

Illustration of back or side stroke, # III, from The Art of Swimming, circa 1699
Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

The Philadelphia State House as it appeared in 1774
Engraving by John Serz, circa 1776
I.N. Phelps Stokes Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations


American Philosophical Society

Chart of the Gulf Stream based on Franklin’s work
Drawing by James Poupard
Courtesy of American Philosophical Society


The Lewis Walpole Library

The Laughing Audience
Drawing by Hogarth, circa 1733
Courtesy of the Print Collection, Lewis Walpole Library

Londra Capitale dell' Inghilterra (London, Capital of England)
Courtesy of the Print Collection, Lewis Walpole Library

Somerset place
Print, circa 1805
Courtesy of the Print Collection, Lewis Walpole Library


American Antiquarian Society

The cover page of Poor Richard's Almanack from 1742
Print by Benjamin Franklin, circa 1742
Courtesy, American Antiquarian Society

Eighteenth Century Postrider
Courtesy, American Antiquarian Society


The Collection of Stuart E. Karu

Miniature snuffbox with portrait of Benjamin Franklin
Portrait by Joseph Siffred Duplessis
Courtesy, The Collection of Stuart E. Karu


Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

The Reception of Benjamin Franklin in France
Painting by Charles Brothers, ©1847, C. Brothers, N.Y.
Courtesy, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-3804

Departure of Charles' and Robert's aerostatic globe balloon from the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, on Dec. 1, 1783
Courtesy, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-3044


William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

A letter written in invisible ink by Benjamin Thompson on May 6, 1775
Courtesy, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan


The Library Company of Philadelphia

Old Academy & Charity School (The first view of the University of Pennsylvania)
Sketch by P.E. Du Simitiere, circa 1770
Courtesy, The Library Company of Philadelphia


Boston Public Library, Print Department

The Birthplace of Franklin, which stood on Milk Street, opposite the Old South Church, Boston
Drawing by J.W. CRR and Andrew
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Print Department


Philadelphia Contributionship

Philadelphia Contributionship Firemark, issued circa 1775 to Charles Riddle
Courtesy, Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire, Copy and Reuse Restrictions Apply


The New York State Museum

Thematic Mural of Albany Congress of 1754
Painting by David C. Lithgow, circa 1939
Courtesy, The New York State Museum


Boston Public Library Rare Books Division

Miniature Portrait of William Franklin
Boston Public Library/Rare Books Department. Courtesy of the Trustees


copyright 2002 Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. All rights reserved.