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Photo, Print, Drawing View of the Department for White Children of the House of Refuge. View of the department for white children of the House of Refuge

About this Item

Title

  • View of the Department for White Children of the House of Refuge.

Other Title

  • View of the department for white children of the House of Refuge

Summary

  • This print depicts the buildings of the Department for White Children of the House of Refuge in Philadelphia, including the girls' dormitories (first and second class), the girls' work and sitting room, the officers' rooms and main entrance, the boys' dormitories, and the boys' workshop. The lithograph is one of a pair of illustrations also printed on textile in 1858, as well as was used as the frontispiece to the Thirtieth Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the House of Refuge, the other being "View of the Department for Coloured Children of the House of Refuge." Founded in 1828, the House of Refuge was the first institution in Pennsylvania charged with reforming and educating juveniles accused of delinquency and providing an alternative to prison. These buildings, located between Parrish and Brown Streets between 22nd and 24th Streets, opened in 1850.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : P.S. Duval & Son Lithography, 1858.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1858
  • -  Children
  • -  Correctional institutions
  • -  House of Refuge (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • -  Juvenile detention homes
  • -  Lithographs

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 794"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph on silk ; image 12 x 21 centimeters, on sheet 30 x 24 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

  • 2021670441

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

View of the Department for White Children of the House of Refuge. Philadelphia United States of America Pennsylvania, 1858. Philadelphia: P.S. Duval & Son Lithography. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670441/.

APA citation style:

(1858) View of the Department for White Children of the House of Refuge. Philadelphia United States of America Pennsylvania, 1858. Philadelphia: P.S. Duval & Son Lithography. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670441/.

MLA citation style:

View of the Department for White Children of the House of Refuge. Philadelphia: P.S. Duval & Son Lithography. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670441/>.