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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.)
Risky Business: Winning and Losing in the Early American Economy, 1780-1850: Catalogue of an Exhibition Drawn from the Collections of The Library Company of Philadelphia
Journal of the Proceedings of Congress held at Philadelphia September 5, 1774: A Facsimile of the Official Edition Printed in 1774
“Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences” (1792)
Gothic Windows to Peacocks
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