Original image was selected by the David Sander, of the Sander Wood Engraving Published by the Roast Pigeon Press, Porter Indiana. Copyright 1975. The original image is not sourced, but any copyrights held by individual writings or images have been long expired. The original illustration may have come from Harper's Monthly Magazine, July 1851, from the story "Our National Anniversary" by Benson Lossing. Image in very good condition with flaws noted: crisp and clean, with a bright contrasting black and white image. The paper is high quality, showing no yellowing or foxing. An excerp from that story: "Tradition says that it was first broken by Dr. Franklin, who remarked, 'Gentlemen, we must now all hang together, or we shall surely hang separately.' Thousands of anxious citizens had gathered in the streets of Philadelphia, for it was known that the final vote would be taken on that day. From the hour when Congress convened in the morning, the old bell-man had been in the steeple. He had placed a boy at the door below, to give him notice when the announcement should be made. As hour succeeded hour, the graybeard shook his head, and said, 'They will never do it! they will never do it!' Suddenly a loud shout came up from below, and there stood the little blue-eyed boy clapping his hands, and shouting, 'Ring! Ring!' Grasping the iron tongue of the old bell, backward and forward he hurled it a hundred times, its loud voice proclaiming 'Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.' The excited multitude in the streets responded with loud acclamations, and with cannon peals, bonfires, and illuminations, the patriots held a glorious carnival that night in the quiet city of Penn."