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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.)
The Abolitionist Sisterhood: Women's Political Culture in Antebellum America
China On Our Shelves: An Exhibition of Books about China acquired by the Library Company of Philadelphia mostly before and during the Heyday of the American China Trade, 1784-1840
The Great Republican Reform Party, Calling on their Candidates (New York: Currier & Ives, 1856)
Mah-has-kah, Chief of the Iowaysó(White Cloud)
Anne Hampton Brewster: 19th-Century Author and "Social Outlaw"
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