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American Portraits

featured dramatic biographical sketches on both minor and major events in famous figures including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Mark Twain and many others.

8 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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4 Audio CDs


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"Stepping Stones"



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Benjamin FranklinAmerican Portraits examines the life distinguished historical figures. The show featured dramatic biographical sketches on both minor and major events in famous figures' lives. This old time radio program attempts to humanize figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom's Cabin), and many others. American Portrait first show on the air was a biographical examination of Walt Whitman broadcast on February 25, 1938.

Through learning history and of the lives of historical figures "Perhaps it is with their action, that we can find inspiration to meet our own difficulties with wisdom."

See also: American Gallery, Destination Freedom, and Cavalcade of America.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 59 min
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      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 59 minutes
      1. American Portraits 510710 Ep1 The Incomparable Doctor.mp3
      2. American Portraits 510717 Ep2 A Storm At Montecello.mp3
      3. American Portraits 510724 Ep3 John Yankee.mp3
      4. American Portraits 510731 Ep4 There Stands Jackson.mp3
      5. American Portraits 510807 Ep5 Stepping Stones.mp3
      6. American Portraits 510814 Ep6 The Sword Of Kentucky.mp3
      7. American Portraits 510821 Ep7 Reveille.mp3
      8. American Portraits 510828 Ep8 Keepsake.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 59 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 59 minutes
      1. American Portraits 510710 Ep1 The Incomparable Doctor.mp3
      2. American Portraits 510717 Ep2 A Storm At Montecello.mp3
      3. American Portraits 510724 Ep3 John Yankee.mp3
      4. American Portraits 510731 Ep4 There Stands Jackson.mp3
      5. American Portraits 510807 Ep5 Stepping Stones.mp3
      6. American Portraits 510814 Ep6 The Sword Of Kentucky.mp3
      7. American Portraits 510821 Ep7 Reveille.mp3
      8. American Portraits 510828 Ep8 Keepsake.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    8 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 59 min

    Disc A001

    1. American Portraits 510710 Ep1 The Incomparable Doctor
    2. American Portraits 510717 Ep2 A Storm At Montecello

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    Disc A002

    1. American Portraits 510724 Ep3 John Yankee
    2. American Portraits 510731 Ep4 There Stands Jackson

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    Disc A003

    1. American Portraits 510807 Ep5 Stepping Stones
    2. American Portraits 510814 Ep6 The Sword Of Kentucky

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A004

    1. American Portraits 510821 Ep7 Reveille
    2. American Portraits 510828 Ep8 Keepsake

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00