Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Twelve Months by Toyokuni: The December Pounding of Rice Cakes. This picture is one of a series depicting the annual events and changing lives of people through the seasons from January to December. It was published in Edo (present-day Tokyo) in 1854. The artist, Utagawa Kunisada (circa 1786--1864), a pupil of Utagawa Toyokuni I, took the name Toyokuni III in 1844. In the Edo period, no well-to-do family would greet the New Year without...
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Toyokuni
    • Date: 1854
    • Resource: - 3 pages

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    B. Lieber, Importer of Brandies, Wines, Gins, Brown-Stout, Scotch Ale, Absinthe, Cigars, Et cetera. Manufacturer of Punch Essence, Cordials, Lemon Syrup, Raspberry, Lavender, Rose, Blackberry and Wild-Cherry. Brandies, Bitters, Et cetera. Number ...
    B. Lieber, importer of brandies, wines, gins, brown-stout, scotch ale, absinthe, segars, &c. and manufacturer of punch essence, cordials, lemon syrup, raspberry, lavender, rose, blackberry and wild-cherry. Brandies, bitters &c. No. 121 North Fourth Street between Vine & Callowhill Streets Philadelphia
    This advertising print from 1849 shows the four-story storefront of the establishment of B. Lieber, liquor importer, located on the 300 block of North Fourth Street (between Vine and Callowhill streets) in Philadelphia. Bottles, small boxes, and broadside advertisements, predominantly for French cordials and bitters, fill the display window, and a large model cask with advertising text and stacks of labeled boxes flank the...
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Paskha na snegu. Irkutsk.
    Пасха на снегу. Иркутск.
    Boris Vasilievich Smirnov (1881-1954) was a Russian artist who in 1904 traveled by prisoner transport from western Russia across Siberia. Along the way he created a series of drawings and watercolors of the people and places he encountered. Best known as a portraitist, Smirnov focused on the faces of the men and women he met, who included exiles, prisoners, settlers from Ukraine and western...
    • Contributor: Smirnov, Boris Vasil'evich
    • Date: 1904
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bird's-Eye View of Property on Alleghany Avenue, Philadelphia, 25th Ward.
    Birds-eye View of Property on Alleghany Avenue Philadelphia 25th Ward
    This print shows a bird's eye view of the grid plan of the city of Philadelphia, looking southeast from Frankford Road in northeast Philadelphia toward the Delaware River. The area depicted lies between Westmoreland Street and a few blocks south of Columbia Street, consisting mainly of the open land surrounding the Aramingo Canal, the Reading Railroad depot between Lehigh Avenue and Somerset Street, and...
    • Contributor: Weir, Robert Walter - Boell, William
    • Date: 1863
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Book/Printed Material
    Complaint by Some Members of the Dutch Reformed Church, Living at Raritan, etc in [...] New Jersey [...] about the Behavior [...] of Dominie Theodorus Jacobus Frilinghuisen and his Church Council.
    Klagte Van Eenige Leeden der Nederduytse hervormde kerk, Woonende op Raretans, etc [...] Nieu-Jersey [...] Over het gedrag [...] van Do. Theodorus Jacobus Frilinghuisen, Met syn Kerken- Raaden
    In 1664, the Dutch colony of New Netherland ceased to exist when Governor Peter Stuyvesant was forced to surrender New Amsterdam--soon to be renamed New York--to an English fleet. Many residents of what became the British colonies of New York and New Jersey continued to speak Dutch and to worship in churches where services were conducted in Dutch. This pamphlet, published in New York...
  • Map
    The State of New Jersey, compiled from the most authentic information. "This map of New Jersey appeared in General Atlas for Carey's Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved, published in Philadelphia in 1795. The map extends from the Delaware River to the Atlantic Ocean and indicates the state's principal towns, roads, and counties, as well as mountains, rivers, and the bordering states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The map shows the counties of Bergen, Burlington,...
    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel - Guthrie, William - Barker, W. (William) - Carey, Mathew
    • Date: 1795
  • Book/Printed Material
    Codex Amiatinus.
    Biblia Sacra / Bibbia Amiatina
    The Codex Amiatinus is the earliest surviving manuscript of the complete Bible in the Latin Vulgate. It is considered the most accurate copy of Saint Jerome's original translation and was used in the revision of the Vulgate by Pope Sixtus V in 1585-90. Preserved in the Medicea Laurenziana Library in Florence, it is one of the world's most important manuscripts. In his Ecclesiastical History...
    • Contributor: Ceolfrid, of Wearmouth, Saint, 642-716 - Gregory II, Pope, Died 731
    • Date: 0688
    • Resource: - 2059 pages
  • Book/Printed Material
    Encyclopedia of Women's Life. Gyuhapchongseo (Encyclopedia of women's life) is an indispensable manual filled with advice for the female homemaker, written by Lady Bingheogak Yi in 1809, the ninth year of the rule of King Sunjo (reigned 1800--34) during the Joseon Dynasty. It covers five topics: Jusaui-making soy sauce and soybean paste, domestic alcoholic beverages, bap (cooked rice), rice cakes, and side dishes served alongside bap; Bongimchik-making clothes,...
    • Contributor: Yi, Bingheogak
    • Date: 1809
    • Resource: - 137 pages
  • Map
    The State of Maryland from the best authorities. "This map of Maryland appeared in General Atlas for Carey's Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved, published in Philadelphia in 1795. The map extends from the Delaware Bay westward to northeastern Virginia and indicates the state's principal towns, roads, and counties, as well as mountains, rivers, and the bordering states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia. It shows the following counties: Anne Arundel (spelled...
    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel - Guthrie, William - Barker, W. (William) - Carey, Mathew
    • Date: 1795
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Portrait of Mauma Mollie. Mauma, a Partridge family slave, was transported to South Carolina on a slave ship from Africa. She came to Jefferson County, Florida with John and Eliza Partridge in the 1830s, and was Frances Weston Partridge's nurse. Henry Edward Partridge recorded in his diary in 1873: "We buried either in 57 or 58 our faithful old 'Mauma' Mollie -- her who had nursed nearly all...
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Northeast View of the Old Court House in Market Street, Philadelphia.
    N. E. view of the old court house in Market Street Philada.
    This lithographic print shows the Old Court House in Market Street, Philadelphia, built in 1707-10 by carpenter Samuel Powell after the justices complained of having to hold court in an ale-house. The lower level was originally a watch-house, and the courtroom was on the second story. Official proclamations were read from the balcony, which was also where newly appointed governors of Pennsylvania made their...
    • Contributor: Breton, William L.
    • Date: 1837
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Southwest View of the Old Court House in Market Street, Philadelphia at the Time of its Being Taken Down (7th April 1837).
    S. W. view of the old court house in Market Street, Philada at the time of its being taken down (7th April 1837)
    This lithographic print shows the Old Court House in Market Street, Philadelphia, constructed in 1707-10 after the justices complained of having to hold court in an ale-house. In its first four decades, the building fulfilled a number of municipal functions, including those of watch-house, courtroom, and site of official proclamations, inaugural addresses by newly elected governors of Pennsylvania, and elections for the county and...
    • Contributor: Breton, William L.
    • Date: 1837
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Book/Printed Material
    Poems by Prudentius.
    Prudentii carmina
    According to inventory records, this manuscript must have been part of the library of the Abbey of Saint Emmeram before 993. It contains the complete works of Prudentius (born 348), which enjoyed great popularity in the Middle Ages but which today are preserved in their entirety in only 30 manuscripts. The manuscript is written in a Carolingian minuscule in several hands and features 11...
    • Contributor: Prudentius, Born 348
    • Date: 0900
    • Resource: - 428 pages
  • Book/Printed Material
    'Ventures among the Arabs in desert, tent and town; thirteen years of pioneer missionary life with the Ishma-elites of Moab, Edom and Arabia, Archibald Forder was an American missionary, born in 1863, who worked for 13 years in the Middle East, primarily in Al-Karak in Palestine, at that time part of the Ottoman Empire. 'Ventures among the Arabs is Forder's account of his work and travels in the region. Chapter 12 contains a summary overview of Arabia, with brief treatments of the geography, principal cities, government structures,...
    • Contributor: Forder, Archibald
    • Date: 1905
    • Resource: - 8 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Topsy-turvy land; Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American missionary who became known as the "Apostle to Islam" for his strenuous if not always successful evangelization efforts in Islamic countries. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and the New Brunswick Seminary in New Jersey. In 1889 he and a classmate founded the American Arabian Mission, which later received sponsorship from the Reformed Church. The next year...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Samuel M.
    • Date: 1902
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Arabia; the cradle of Islam; Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American Protestant missionary who lived for nine years in Bahrain and became a student of the Arab world and, especially, the Arabian Peninsula. Published in New York in 1900, Arabia: The Cradle of Islam contains detailed chapters on the geography of Arabia; the holy cities of Mecca and Medina; the Prophet Muhammad and the rise of Islam; the contemporary...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Samuel Marinus
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 7 pages

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  • Newspaper
  • Book/Printed Material
    Aleutsko-kadʹi︠a︡kskīĭ bukvarʹ = Vibtám shuída ashmuvát In Aleut (Church Slavic script) with some Russian. Pagination given in Church Slavic characters.
    • Contributor: Tyzhnov, Ilʹi︠a
    • Date: 1848
    • Resource: - 48 pages
  • Book/Printed Material
    Yaman, its early mediæval history,
    • Contributor: ʻumārah Ibn ʻalī Al-Ḥakamī - Kay, Henry Cassels - Janadī, Muḥammad Ibn Yaʻqūb - Ibn Khaldūn
    • Date: 1892
    • Resource: - 191 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    A voyage round the world : including an embassy to Muscat and Siam in 1835, 1836, and 1837 In 1832, U.S. president Andrew Jackson, acting on the advice of Secretary of the Navy Levi Woodbury, dispatched Edmund Roberts as a "special agent of the government," empowered to negotiate treaties of amity and commerce with countries in Asia. The objective was to expand trade between these countries and the United States. Between early 1832 and May 1834, Roberts circumnavigated the globe. In the...
    • Contributor: Ruschenberger, W. S. W. (William Samuel Waithman) - Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1838
    • Resource: - 9 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    The inner life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land.
    • Contributor: Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1875
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  • Newspaper
  • Book/Printed Material
    To the Gold Coast for gold; a personal narrative,
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Cameron, Verney Lovett
    • Date: 1883
  • Book/Printed Material
    Notes on the Bedouins and Wahábys,
    • Contributor: Burckhardt, John Lewis
    • Date: 1831