Penn's Treaty
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A tinted version of the famous scene of Penn meeting with Native Americans under a large elm tree.

Credit: Gift of Mr. And Mrs. Meyer P. Potamkin, The State Museum of Pennsylvania 95.75.74

William Penn's relationship with the Native Americans has become the stuff of legend. Many versions of his alleged meeting with them were created to memorialize it, including this German lithophane. The scene has become symbolic of Penn's intention of peace and tolerance.

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