Photo, Print, Drawing Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind.

About this Item

Title

  • Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind.

Summary

  • This print is an exterior view of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind, located at the corner of at Sassafras (now Race) and Schuylkill Third (20th) Streets in Philadelphia. The school was established in 1832 by Julius Reinhold Friedlander (1803--1839), a young German teacher of blind and visually impaired children, shortly after his arrival in the city. Within a year, the school had a constitution and board of managers. Several years later, it moved into this new building. The view shown here includes pedestrians strolling in the street and a watchman's guardhouse. The illustration is by John Caspar Wild (circa 1804--46), a Swiss-born artist and lithographer, who arrived in Philadelphia from Paris in 1832. He produced paintings and prints of Philadelphia and other American cities, including Cincinnati, Saint Louis, and Davenport, Iowa. His works are important historical records of these cities before the era of large-scale industrialization and rapid urban growth.

Contributor Names

  • Bowen, John T., circa 1801-1856? Printer.
  • Wild, J. C. (John Caspar), circa 1804-1846 Artist.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : J.T. Bowen, 1840.

Subject Headings

  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1838
  • -  Blind
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind
  • -  Schools
  • -  Street scenes

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Originally issued as plate 12 in Views of Philadelphia, and Its Vicinity (Philadelphia: Published by J.C. Wild & J.B. Chevalier, Lithographers, 72 Dock Street, 1838). The lithographic stones for the views were acquired by John T. Bowen, who later reissued them with hand coloring. He copyrighted this view in 1840.|Digital catalog number: POS 562.4"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph with hand coloring ; 16.5 x 18.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: The Library Company of Philadelphia.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Philadelphia on Stone

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670355

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Bowen, John T., Circa ? Printer, and J. C Wild. Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1840. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670355/.

APA citation style:

Bowen, J. T. & Wild, J. C. (1840) Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1840. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670355/.

MLA citation style:

Bowen, John T., Circa ? Printer, and J. C Wild. Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670355/>.