Seeing Shylock: Images of Pawnbroking in Three Centuries

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Thursday, April 22, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

Wendy A. Woloson, independent scholar and consulting historian, will discuss her new book, In Hock: Pawning in America from Independence through the Great Depression. This illustrated talk traces the history of pawnbroking in America from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, following the rise of the business form the dawn of capitalism through the industrial and consumer revolutions. Sponsored by the Library Company’s program in Visual Culture (VCP @ LCP).

This event is free and open to the public at 1314 Locust St. Please RSVP to or call 215-546-3181.

The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
TEL 215-546-3181 FAX 215-546-5167
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