Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bro öfver Skuylkill strommen nära Philadelphia Print shows a single span, slightly arched, covered bridge spanning the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia; also shows a covered wagon on the roadway leading up to the bridge and three men in a boat loaded with many barrels making their way down the river.
    • Contributor: Akrell, Carl Fredrik - Klinkowström, Axel - Klinkowström, Axel, Friherre
    • Date: 1824
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Independent Benevolent Society of Philadelphia 1 print : engraving. | On a pedestal in an oval a woman is seated with three children under the caption "God assisting us, nothing is to be feared." To the right stands a woman holding a staff on which is a liberty cap, to the left another woman, with cornucopia, spreads her robe to welcome a man seated on the pedestal and an...
    • Contributor: Anderson, H. (Hugh) - Anderson, H.
    • Date: 1811
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb 1 print : lithograph. | View of exterior of the institution surrounded by images of the dormitories, the chapel, the director's room and other interiors, and a head-and-shoulders portrait of Joshua Foster.
    • Contributor: Reider, James S.
    • Date: 1880
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Robert Wood's ornamental iron works, Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 1 print : wood engraving and letterpress ; 47.2 x 39.5 cm (sheet) | Print shows an advertisement for Robert Wood's Ornamental Iron Works on "Ridge Avenue below Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia" showing cast iron statues and fountains, the "Clay Monument, at Pottsville, Pa.", and interior views showing "casting pig iron" and "a portion of the Foundry"; includes a statement by Robert Wood.
    • Contributor: Ashmead, Henry Buckley
    • Date: 1856
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bird's eye view of Philadelphia Bird's-eye view of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the Schuykill River in the foreground.
    • Contributor: Bachmann, John - P.S. Duval & Son
    • Date: 1868
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Little Charlie Ross, the stolen child 1 print : lithograph ; 28.3 x 21 cm (sheet) | Print shows Charlie (or Charley) Ross, bust portrait, facing right, in oval.
    • Contributor: Barnes, George F. - Smith, Dexter
    • Date: 1874
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Philadelphie - la ville capitale de Pensylvanie province Nord-Americaine William Penn, à qui Charles II Roi d'Angleterre donna cette province entiére la planta en 1682 ... 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows men in boats and ships along the waterfront in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Contributor: Basset (Firm)
    • Date: 1790
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Corticelli. "How Corticelli silk is made." An illustration of the mode of producing silk 1 print on fabric : wood engraving ; sheet 44.2 x 27.1 cm. | Print shows the several steps in the process of making silk, from the laying of eggs, stages of growth of silk worms, to separating the fibers of the cocoons and spinning the threads. Also shows "lattice frames for worms to spin upon" and a woman seated at a machine for...
    • Contributor: Berghaus, Albert, Active - Watson, Carrie Syphax - Berghaus, Albert
    • Date: 1878
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Back of the State House, Philadelphia 1 print : etching ; on plate 27.3 x 33.3 cm, on sheet 35.3 x 54 cm. | Print showing rear view of Independence Hall and the area behind with pedestrians and group of four Native Americans walking and sitting on the lawn.
    • Contributor: Birch, William Russell - Charles Desilver (Firm)
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    First plate of four subjects, for Birch's Philadelphia 1 print : engraving and etching ; on plate 27 x 33.1 cm, on sheet 31.8 x 50.9 cm. | Print showing four vignette views on one sheet; upper left, "Franklin Library in 1800", bottom left, "Swedes Church Southwark", upper right, "Pennsylvania Hospital in 1800", and bottom right, "High St. Market House in 1800." Somewhat different views from earlier editions.
    • Contributor: Birch, William Russell
    • Date: 1827
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    High Street, with the First Presbyterian church Philadelphia. Taken down in 1820 1 print : etching ; on plate 27.1 x 32.7 cm, on sheet 31.7 x 50.3 cm. | Print shows a street view with the High Street marketplace on the left and the First Presbyterian Church on the right, with pedestrians on the sidewalk and service carts on the cobblestone street.
    • Contributor: Birch, William Russell - Charles Desilver (Firm)
    • Date: 1841
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Schuylkill Bridge, High Street, Philadelphia 1 print : engraving. | Print shows view of the Schuylkill Bridge with an inset showing the bridge covered.
    • Contributor: Birch, William Russell - Seymour, Samuel, Active
    • Date: 1805
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    An unfinished house, in Chesnut Street Philadelphia. Built for the late Robert Morris Esqr. 1 print : etching ; on plate 27.2 x 34.2 cm, on sheet 35.2 x 53.9 cm. | Print shows a street view of a large house under construction beyond two trees in the foreground; also shows pedestrians and, arriving on the left, a workman carrying a ladder.
    • Contributor: Birch, William Russell - Charles Desilver (Firm)
    • Date: 1841
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Skating on the Schuylkill 1 print : wood engraving ; image within paper frame 18.8 x 13.7 cm, in paper frame 24.8 x 18.4 cm. | Print shows a young man and a young woman ice skating on the Schuylkill River, with a fallen young boy, a dog, and a sled in the foreground, and many people skating in the background.
    • Contributor: Bispham, Henry C. (Henry Collins)
    • Date: 1864
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The water works, Centre Square, Philadelphia 1 print : etching ; 14 x 19 cm (plate), 22.2 x 29.4 cm (sheet) | Print shows an exterior view of the front entrance and the side facade of the pump house at Centre Square for the Philadelphia waterworks.
    • Contributor: Blake, George E.
    • Date: 1807
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Destruction by fire of Pennsylvania Hall, the new building of the Abolition Society, on the night of the 17th May 1 print : hand-colored lithograph on paper ; sheet 29 x 35 cm. | Print shows Pennsylvania Hall engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings; a large crowd, among them are anti-abolitionists, watches the building burn.
    • Contributor: Bowen, John T., Approximately - Wild, J. C. (John Caspar), Approximately - Bowen, John T.
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Centennial building. General view. Centennial building, Machinery Hall. Sunset view 1 print : lithograph, color.
    • Contributor: Brett Lithographing Co.
    • Date: 1875
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Birds eye view of the international exhibition buildings, Philadelphia, 1876 1 print : lithograph. | Print showing a bird's-eye view of the grounds at the Centennial Exhibition with the Machinery Hall, Main Building, Memorial Hall, Horticultural Hall, and Agricultural Hall, with lake visible in the lower right corner.
    • Contributor: Breuker & Kessler Co.
    • Date: 1875
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Shoe & leather building, international exhibition, Fairmont Park, Philadelphia, 1876 1 print : lithograph. | Print showing exterior view of the "Shoe & Leather Building" at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Contributor: Camp, John Henry
    • Date: 1876
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    View of the dam and water works at Fairmount, Philadelphia 1 print : engraving ; 24 x 42.4 cm (sheet) | Print shows a bird's-eye view below the dam at the Fairmount water works, in Philadelphia, with small boats and a steam ferry on the waterway.
    • Contributor: Campbell, Robert, Active - Birch, Thomas - Parker, Edward (Bookseller) - Campbell, Robert
    • Date: 1824
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Masonic Hall Chesnut St. Phila'a. erected A.D. 1813 destroyed by fire A.D. 1819 1 print : chromolithograph, color ; 65.8 x 55.2 cm (sheet) | Print shows the Masonic Hall from the street, with horse-drawn coach and pedestrians in the foreground. Includes "inscription on corner stone" at center, below image.
    • Contributor: Chillas, David
    • Date: 1853
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Life in Philadelphia. Plate 11 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; sheet 19.2 x 15.8 cm. | Print shows an African American woman, wearing a very large hat, in a shop trying to purchase a pair of stockings.
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1829
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Life in Philadelphia. Plate 11 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; sheet 18.9 x 16 cm, on mount 25.6 x 21.2 cm. | Print shows an African American woman, wearing a very large hat, in a shop trying to purchase a pair of stockings.
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1829
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Life in Philadelphia. Plate 13 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 19.8 x 19 cm (sheet) | Print shows an African American couple walking on the street; the woman asks the man whether he likes the waltz.
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1829
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Life in Philadelphia. Plate 14 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 17.6 x 15.3 cm (sheet) | Print shows an African American woman in a millinery shop trying on a large bonnet; she asks the advice of a man who tells her he doesn't like it because it is too large and hides her face.
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1830