October 26, 2016
Ella Peacock (1905-1999), Old Philadelphia, linoleum cut print, 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1987.
Today in 1774 was the first meeting of the Continental Congress, a governing body of representatives from the 13 colonies that governed during the American Revolutionary War. The Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. This Congress created The Declaration of Independence during the course of the war.