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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
Thomas Sully. James Logan, 1831. Oil on canvas. Commissioned by the Library Company, 1831.

Portrait of James Logan Conserved

April 5, 2017/by Ann McShane
Portrait of Sallie Venning Holden, ca. 1900. Gelatin silver print mounted on board.

The Diaries of Sallie Sanders Venning

February 24, 2017/by LCP Staff
Queen & Co. Standard Eye Colors (Philadelphia: Queen & Co., 1891). Chromolithograph.

Visual Culture and Disability: The Continuing Influence of Common Touch

February 24, 2017/by LCP Staff
Case of historical materials related to mathematics and natural history in the nineteenth-century education of the blind. Complements Teresa Jaynes, Gift #5, 2016. Photo by Concetta Barbera.

Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind Comes to a Close

February 21, 2017/by LCP Staff
Lydia E. Pinkham and Her Great Granddaughter. Display card from the William Helfand Popular Medicine Ephemera Collection.

Print & Photograph Department Projects

February 21, 2017/by LCP Staff
Visitors in the Louis Lux-Sions and Harry Sions Gallery at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Register Now: New Library Company Programs

January 27, 2017/by LCP Staff
Ludecke Studio, Cousin Matttie Wright’s Aunts from Wilmington, 1912. P.2015.75.

Rallying for Women’s History in December

January 27, 2017/by LCP Staff
Krystal Appiah.

Staff Announcement

January 27, 2017/by LCP Staff
John Sheridan, Food is Ammunition (New York: United States Food Administration, 1918). Color lithograph.

Food Will Win the War!

December 12, 2016/by LCP Staff
Sidney H. Riesenberg, Over the Top for You, (United States, ca. 1918). Color lithograph.

285th Annual Dinner

December 9, 2016/by LCP Staff
Tacony-Palmyra Bridge construction, Tacony, Philadelphia (P.8990.8496): The “Y” formation of the roads in the image (above) was identified in the Google Maps view (below) in order to identify that the image is looking southeast towards New Jersey at the earliest stages of bridge construction.

Then and Now: Cataloging Aero Service Negatives using Google Maps

October 25, 2016/by LCP Staff
Lambdin, James Reid. Benjamin Franklin. (ca. 1880). Oil on canvas ; 50 x 40 inches ; Framed: 57 x 47 1/4 x (2 1/4+1 3/4)4 inches.

Building a Historical Shareholder Database

September 29, 2016/by LCP Staff
Link to Exhibit, The Hook and the Book: The Emergence of Crochet and Knitting in Early American Popular Culture

LCP Digital Humanities News

September 29, 2016/by nscalessa
Detail from:: Print, Lincoln and Emancipation

Scholar’s Corner: Abraham Lincoln and Done Gone

September 28, 2016/by LCP Staff
Political Fest volunteer tee-shirt.

PoliticalFest at LCP

July 29, 2016/by LCP Staff
Pope Joan

Cataloger’s Amusements: Pope Joan

July 29, 2016/by LCP Staff

Scholar’s Corner

July 26, 2016/by LCP Staff
Serkaddis Alemayehu, Public History Coordinator and Digital Archives Specialist at the Blockson Collection

Mellon Scholars Program: Preparing for Success

July 18, 2016/by LCP Staff