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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.)
“Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences” (1792)
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia: July 1829)
Economy of Early America
“Laurel Street Storehouse long since burned”
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: 1848)
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