LCP News

Morris, Marriott Canby, 1863-1948, photographer. Group on fallen tree. Bartram’s Garden. Mrs Shoemaker, Bird & Minnie Tyson Shoemaker, Minnie Kimber & Bess. [Philadelphia] April 28, 1888.

Triumphs and Defeats of Family Research

October 23, 2017/by nscalessa
Jasmine Smith, African American History Subject Specialist and Reference Librarian

Welcoming Jasmine R. Smith to the Library Company!

October 18, 2017/by nscalessa
[Three] Colored Boys with Banjos Back of Swannanoa Hotel. Asheville, [NC], 1890. Glass negative. Marriott C. Morris Collection.

African Americans and Lost History

September 18, 2017/by nscalessa
James Reid Lambdin (1807-1889). Benjamin Franklin, ca. 1880. Oil on canvas. Purchased by the Library Company, 1880.

The Junto: Alive and Well in Philadelphia

September 6, 2017/by nscalessa
Dr. Ronald C. White

Ulysses S. Grant and the 4th Annual Lecture in Honor of John C. Van Horne

September 1, 2017/by Ann McShane
Dr. Katherine Ibbett

Trinity College and the Library Company

September 1, 2017/by Ann McShane
Judy Giesberg

Civil War, Civil Rights

September 1, 2017/by Ann McShane
Marriott Canby Morris. [Tennis Party Including Bess Morris and Woman with a Camera], ca. 1880-ca. 1900. Glass negative. Marriott C. Morris Collection. [*P.9895.12.7]

White Clothing and Victorian Laundry

August 28, 2017/by nscalessa
Undivided sheet of Continental Currency, printed on blue paper for use as a counterfeit detector (Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1776) Franklin’s leaf cuts were used on money right up through the Revolution.

LCP in the News: Meet Ben Franklin’s tragic pal who made Pa.’s paper money hack-proof

August 27, 2017/by nscalessa
Illustration in Mary Gove Nichols’s Lectures to Ladies on Anatomy and Physiology (Boston, 1842).

Tomorrow is Women’s Equality Day!

August 25, 2017/by nscalessa
Ashley Council, Mellon Scholars Intern

Mellon Scholars Transcription Project: Ashley Council

August 18, 2017/by nscalessa
Abi Bernard, Mellon Scholars Intern

Colored Conventions Transcription Project

August 16, 2017/by nscalessa
Ashley Council, Mellon Scholars Intern

Mellon Scholars Research Project: Ashley Council

August 11, 2017/by nscalessa
Abi Bernard, Mellon Scholars Intern

A Glimpse of the Mellon Scholars Internship: Abi Bernard

August 9, 2017/by nscalessa
Jersey Wash Day, from same place [top of pavilion] Eastern section. [Sea Girt, NJ]

Jersey Wash Day

August 7, 2017/by nscalessa
Mellon Scholar Michael Dickinson

The 2017 Mellon Scholars Program: The Fourth Year

August 4, 2017/by nscalessa
2017 Mellon Scholars

2017 Mellon Scholars Workshop

August 2, 2017/by nscalessa
Screenshot of the LCP homepage.

The Library Company of Philadelphia Announces New Website

August 1, 2017/by nscalessa
J. W. Brown & Co., High Grade Canned Goods, No. 103 Arch Street, Phila. (Philadelphia, ca. 1890). Nellie Bly is shown walking away from Phileas Fogg, the main character of Jules Vernes’ Around the World in Eighty Days.

Exploits of Nellie Bly Advertised On Trade Cards

July 18, 2017/by nscalessa
Marriott Canby Morris. Miss Schenkl on a Tricycle, Back of Hamiton H. [Bermuda], 1886. Glass negative. Marriott C. Morris Collection.

The History of the Bicycle

July 17, 2017/by nscalessa
The Living Book: New Perspectives on Form and Function. Library Company of Philadelphia Exhibition Poster. (2017). Exhibition on view May 9, 2017 - Janauary 5, 2018.

“Book Talk” podcast (from WMKV radio in Ohio)

July 14, 2017/by nscalessa
Dunbar, Erica Armstrong. Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. Simon and Schuster: 2017.

2017 Juneteenth Freedom Seminar

June 30, 2017/by nscalessa
"It's Easy to Dye with Diamond Dyes." (Boston: Forbes Co., ca. 1885).

Enduring Ephemera: Trade Cards and Posters in the Print Department

June 28, 2017/by nscalessa
OBJ 903 verso. Reverse of the medal.

By Deeds of Peace

June 8, 2017/by Ann McShane
A manipulated photograph depicting twelve women writers seated together. "Eminent Women," P.2016.73

Intern Spotlight: Diana Myers of Masterman High School

May 30, 2017/by Ann McShane