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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.)
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
Juniper and Locust Street Building (ca. 1879)
American Birds, Beasts and Blossoms: Exhibition Ca
At the Instance of Benjamin Franklin
The Ridgway Building (ca. 1940)
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