At the age of twelve, Ben Franklin first began to learn the business of printing the truth. His older brother James had set up a printing office in Boston and Ben learned quickly as an apprentice . By the time Ben was seventeen, he was a fully skilled printer able to work in both Philadelphia and London. In 1728, at the age of twenty-two, Ben opened his own printing office in Philadelphia. His most famous publications were a newspaper called The Pennsylvania Gazette and his annual Poor Richard's Almanac. He is known for printing cartoons. He used cartoons and pictures so that everyone could understand the news, even people who had not learned to read. Ben also used Poor Richards Almanac to express his sense of humor.
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