Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

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    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    by grandmaR
  • Statue of John Marshall from the museum
    Statue of John Marshall from the museum
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    John Marshall's Statue

    by grandmaR Written Jun 23, 2005

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    Statue of John Marshall from the museum
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    Favorite thing: I took this picture of John Marshall's statue at the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and wrongly identified it in my notes as John Jay. The artist was William Wetmore

    Inscription:

    Chief Justice of the United States 1801-1835.
    As soldier he fought that the nation might come into being.
    As expounder of the Constitution he gave it length of days.


    Fondest memory: John Marshall was born on September 24, 1755 in what became Fauquier County, Virginia four years later. He served as a lieutenant and in July, 1778, was made captain in the Continental Army. He spent the winter of 1777-1778 with the troops in Valley Forge.

    In 1781, he resigned his military commission to become a lawyer, practicing in Fauquier County and later in Richmond. He was a member of the Virginia assembly in 1782-91 and 1795-1797

    John Marshall married Mary Willis Ambler (daughter of the treasurer of VA) in 1782. They had ten children, six of whom grew to adulthood. His wife died in 1831, and subsequently he suffered severe injuries in a carriage accident. He returned to Philadelphia for medical assistance and died there on July 6, 1835. His body was taken to Richmond and he was buried in Shockhoe Hill cemetery.

    He was Secretary of State under Adams from June 6, 1800 to March 4, 1801. In the meantime he had been appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, his commission bearing the date January 31, making him the fourth Chief Justice. Thus while still Secretary he presided as Chief Justice.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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    MUST SEE SUNFLOWER

    by PickMeUp Written Sep 15, 2003

    Favorite thing: Do you know a picture of Sunflower?
    If you wanna see it, you got go there!!
    It's one of the most famous picture of Gogh.
    I went there to see it, but Philadelphia Museum of Arts is not only that.
    There is also some pictures of Monet.

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  • Visit the Philadelphia Museum...

    by jesyme Written Aug 25, 2002

    Favorite thing: Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it's a great place to relax as you view their diverse collection of fine art from around the world. There's a wonderful restaurant within the museum, if you get the urge for a full meal. If you just want a snack there's a cafeteria down the hall that serves quality food.

    Fondest memory: The best thing about Philadelphia are the restaurants, French to Mexican and everything in between. There's no reason to go to New York if all you want is a unique culinary experience. The best thing is you don't have all the hassle in Philadelphia that you would New York and the food is just as good.

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  • Go to the Art Museum (the big...

    by Celestian Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Go to the Art Museum (the big one), the Academy of Art, and the Rodin Museum.

    Fondest memory: Walking, don't waste time with a car, you will sit in traffic. There is good mass transit and Center City is very well suited to pedestrians. I miss the feel of the city, this is an old city and has a much more relaxing atmosphere than other American towns.

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