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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.)
American Birds, Beasts and Blossoms: Exhibition Catalogue
G.A. Schwarz, Toy store, 1006 Chestnut St., tradecard, ca. 1870s.
View of the Fairmount Waterworks with Schuylkill in the distance (Philadelphia: 1838)
Legacy in Light: Photographic Treasures from Philadelphia Area Public Collections
Max Rosenthal, Philadelphia Skating Park (Philadelphia: L.N. Rosenthal, printer, ca. 1865). Chromolithograph.
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