A view of Carpenters' Hall during the event.
The official signing of the charter.
"Ben Franklin" (Ralph Archbald) watches over the signing of the charter.
"Ben Franklin" and the Mayor of Philadelphia, Ed Rendell, greet a town crier.
When the mayor speaks, town criers listen
The mayor thanks Ruth O'Brien (director of Carpenters' Hall)
Richard LaLena, who undertook the organization of the guild stands with E. Fred Brecher, Carpenters' Company Past President and Trustee
Richard LaLena introduces the criers in competition
The judges watch and listen. A listing of the judges is given on the 1997 front page
Robert Mouland, colonial musician, entertains visitors between rounds of the competition
First place United States winner Redmond O'Colonies accepts his Tiffany Bowl from a representative from Tiffany's. Seated at front is Tom Jones.
Redmond O'Colonies displays his prize
David McKee accepts his award for First Place overall
Second place winner Chris Wyman and his son Curtis, who took first place as Escort
Town Criers using their bells to thank Ruth O'Brien and the Carpenters' Company for hosting the event
Paul Bockenhauer, President of the Carpenters' Company
Ruth O'Brien, Director of the Carpenters' Company
Tom Manley, Assistant to the Carpenters' Company.