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Library Co. of Phila.
Naturally Fond of Pictures: American Illustration of the 1840s and 1850s
by Karen Nipps, curator.
Organized by Karen Nipps, this colorful exhibition of books, periodicals, and ephemera documented the truth of cracker-barrel philosopher Frederick W. Sawyer's 1860 saying that man was a species naturally fond of pictures. The mid-19th century was an important era in American illustration that has frequently been overlooked by historians. (Philadelphia: The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1989.)
Philadelphia Then and Now: 60 Matching Photographic Views from 1859-1952 and from 1986-1988
On the Improvement and Settlement of Lands in the United States
“Laurel Street Storehouse long since burned”
The Ridgway Building
Musical Works of William Henry Fry in the Collections of The Library Company of Philadelphia
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