Sarah Weatherwax, Curator of Print and Photographs

Curator of Prints & Photographs x-125
printroom@librarycompany.org

Sarah Weatherwax has worked at the Library Company of Philadelphia since 1993, serving as Curator of Prints and Photographs since 1996. She received a B.A. in History from the College of Wooster (Ohio) and a M.A. in History from the College of William and Mary. She has written articles for the Daguerreian Annual, The Magazine Antiques, Pennsylvania History, and Imprint: The Journal of the American Historical Print Collectors Society, has co-authored a book about 19th century photographic views of Center City Philadelphia, and contributed a chapter about lithographer Peter S. Duval to Philadelphia on Stone: Commercial Lithography in Philadelphia, 1828-1878. She has curated exhibitions on topics as diverse as music in Philadelphia, Philadelphia daguerreotypes, the Philadelphia homefront during World War One, and the work of William Rau, the Pennsylvania Railroad’s official photographer. Other research interests include women in photography and Philadelphia’s built environment. She currently serves on the board of the American Historical Print Collectors Society and the publications committee of the Daguerreian Society.