Benjamin Franklyn as Scientist and Innovator

Title

Benjamin Franklyn as Scientist and Innovator

Description

Benjamin Franklin is considered an American patriot and founding father, but his careers and influence took him much further. As a "man of science" Franklin is best known for his experiments with electricity, but his lifelong curiosity also led him to explore an amazing range of scientific topics. He never quit pursuing new ideas as varied as music, agriculture, medicine, and electricity--to name but a few. Franklin also used his ideas to make practical inventions such a bifocal glasses, the lightning rod, the smokeless fireplace, and an ‘Armonica’.

Creator

Benjamin Franklin

Date

1776 - first photo, 1744 - second photo

Source

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https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/franklin/images/bf0035s.jpg

Relation

Rights

First photograph - the Franklin Armonica.

Second photograph - The Franklin Smokeless Stove

Source: Library of Congress

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Medium: Drawing

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Benjamin Franklin, Science, Electricity, Inventions, Glasses, Fireplace

Coverage

Historic

Files

http://jcb.lunaimaging.com/media/Size4/D1105/11054001.jpg
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/franklin/images/bf0035s.jpg

Reference

Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklyn as Scientist and Innovator, Library of Congress, 1776 - first photo, 1744 - second photo

Cite As

Benjamin Franklin, “Benjamin Franklyn as Scientist and Innovator,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed July 22, 2024, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/261.