January 2015 News

The YCRI would like to announce an upcoming lecture in Yale’s History Department:  “Leather Apron Men: Benjamin Franklin & Philadelphia’s Artisans,” an illustrated talk by Jay Robert Stiefel on the “Handiworks” of Franklin and other admired artisans of his period. Monday, January 26, 2015, 5:00 p.m.    Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211, New Haven, CT In 1740, Franklin would have the readers of his Pennsylvania Gazette believe that he was no more than “a poor ordinary Mechanick of this City.” They knew better. America’s earliest printing magnate, Franklin became a More...