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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
Musical Works of William Henry Fry in the Collections of The Library Company of Philadelphia
Grand Historic Mirror [of the] American War. (Philadelphia: 1863)
The Ridgway Building
Made in America: Printmaking, 1760-1860
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