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The Lion's Mouth of Ben Franklin

September 23, 2010
Tags: books, history, library

Members of the Library Company were encouraged to write suggested titles of books they wished the library to purchase, and place them in "the lion's mouth": the opening cut into the lid of this box ... Used by the Library Company during the years when Franklin was associated with it.

—From BenFranklin300.org, a website celebrating his 300th birthday