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The First meeting of Washington and Lafayette, Philadelphia, Aug. 3rd, 1777, Currier & Ives. (ca. 1876)

The First meeting of Washington and Lafayette, Philadelphia, Aug. 3rd, 1777, Currier & Ives. (ca. 1876)

Author Diana Gabaldon set her 7th and 8th “Outlander” novels, “An Echo in the Bone” and “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood,” in Revolutionary-era Philadelphia. Among the real historic figures fictional protagonists Claire Jamie Fraser encounter in and beyond the Historic District are George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin Rush and Thomas Paine.

Credit: Currier & Ives., courtesy the Library of Congress

Tags: Historic District, History

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