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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.)
Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere: His American Museum 200 Years After: An Exhibition at The Library Company of Philadelphia, July to October 1985
Legacy in Light: Photographic Treasures from Philadelphia Area Public Collections
Liberty Bell on display in the State House
View of the Philadelphia Volunteer Refreshment Saloons.
James Logan, 1674-1751, Bookman Extraordinary
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