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The Tower of the Winds, named from the sculptured reliefs of wind-god that make up a frieze marking the cardinal directions on its eight sides, is located in the Roman Agora in Athens. The tower included a combination of sundials, a water clock, and…

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The Tower of the Winds, named from the sculptured reliefs of wind-god that make up a frieze marking the cardinal directions on its eight sides, is located in the Roman Agora in Athens. The tower included a combination of sundials, a water clock, and…

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According to a prophecy, the Greeks could not take Troy without Achilles, but he was doomed to die in that war. Achilles' mother Thetis therefore sent him to the island of Skyros, where he lived disguised as a maiden with the daughters of King…

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The first Chestnut Street Theater, built in 1791 and remodeled by Benjamin Latrobe in 1805, stood at the NW corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets. Originally called the New Theatre, it was built for the acting company of Thomas Wignell and Alexander…

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The first Chestnut Street Theater, built in 1791 and remodeled by Benjamin Latrobe in 1805, stood at the NW corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets. Originally called the New Theatre, it was built for the acting company of Thomas Wignell and Alexander…

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Engraving showing the First Bank of the United States as Stephen Girard's Bank (1812-1929). Labeled lower left "Drawn by C. Burton N.Y." lower right "Engraved & Printed by Fenner Sears & Co."

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written in purple pencil on verso: "Girard Bank, 3rd + Dock sts" 
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