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49th social assembly and fancy dress party of the Mercantile Reading Association. Musical Fund Hall, Thursday March 22, 1866
Ticket for the Philadelphia Jewish social club event containing vignettes and filigree. Vignettes show couples attired in medieval and peasant costumes. Also shows one of the costumed men holding a banner marked "MRA." The Mercantile Reading Association, originally the Mercantile Club, was established in 1853., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., See also the proofs before tint stones [P.9349.140e&154e].

A.B. Brown
American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Abner Kingman Nott, 1834-1859
Baptist clergyman., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865
U.S. president., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Abraham Oakey Hall, 1826-1898
Lawyer, politician, journalist., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Abram Joseph Ryan, 1838-1886
Roman Catholic clergyman., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Abram Stevens Hewitt, 1822-1903
Statesman, philanthropist., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Adelaide Phillipps, 1833-1882
Singer., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Adolphus Julius Frederick Behrends, 1839-1900
Clergyman., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Adoniram Judson Gordon, 1836-1895
Baptist clergyman., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

[Advertisement from Rae's Philadelphia pictorial directory & panoramic advertiser. Chestnut Street, from Second to Tenth Streets]
Advertisement for sponsoring business George Hummel's Premium Essence of Coffee Manufactured by Daniel Bohler & Co., 218 Callowhill Street. Contains several lines of promotional text, including testimonials to the essence's health benefits and superior flavor to java coffee, as well as "Song of the Tea and Coffee Drinkers" sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle. Also includes a note of a $3000 Reward to any who can prove Krupp's Imitation Essence of Coffee won an award, while Hummel did not. Reward will also be given to any who can prove that a Hummel certificate is "not genuine.", Title supplied by cataloger., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Folder 20.

Advertisement placards
Advertisements employing sentimental genre scenes to promote New York proprietors of "Spaldings Prepared Glue" and "Phalon & Son's Cocin for the Hair." Glue advertisement shows a mother using "Spaldings" to make a repair. She sits at a table and brushes the glue on the leg of an overturned stool as her children surround her, including a small girl holding a horse figure and an older girl holding a toddler. Scene also includes drapes, a framed painting on the wall, and a broken bowl nest the glue bottle. Hair oil advertisement shows a lady's maid applying oil to her mistress's long, dark hair in a boudoir. The lady sits at a vanity, while her children play with a hairbrush at her feet near their toys. Advertisement also shows a glass enclosed vase of flowers on a table below a framed portrait of a mustached man., Date from Poulson inscriptions., Title supplied by cataloger., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012.

[Advertisements from Rae's Philadelphia pictorial directory & panoramic advertiser. Chestnut Street, from Second to Tenth Streets]
Advertisements predominantly for sponsoring businesses not located on Chestnut Street, including George S. Storr's Chemical Hair Invigorator, No. 68 North Eighth Street; H. P. & W. C. Taylor, Manufacturers of the Only Real Transparent Soap, Ninth, between Green & Coates Street; E. G. A. Baker, Manufacturing Jeweler, Northeast corner Branch & Fourth Streets; T. L. Buckingham, Dentist, 162 Race Street, below Fifth; music publisher Lee & Walker, 162 Chestnut Street; and C. G. Henderson & Co. Philadelphia Central Book & Stationery Warehouse, 164 Chestnut Street. Most of the advertisements contain several lines of promotional text. Storr's text details the results of use of the product, including prevention of premature grayness and improved disposition of curled hair; testimonials; and a word of caution about impostors. Lee & Walker promote their title list, including asterisked items containing a lithograph cover. Henderson & Co. notes the "aim of proprietors to sell at the lowest rates"; "the Beauty and Elegance of Its Pictorial Department"; and their stationery merchandise. Taylor advertisement promotes their award wining and new varieties of soap, as well as contains a wood engraving of the exterior of the factory on the 600 block of North Ninth Street. Image includes a train traveling toward the building and pedestrians and a patron in front of the building., Title supplied by cataloger., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Folder 18.

[Advertisements from Rae's Philadelphia pictorial directory & panoramic advertiser. Chestnut Street, from Second to Tenth Streets]
Advertisements for sponsoring businesses depicted and not located on Chestnut Street, including Dr. D. Jayne's Family Medicines, 84 Chestnut Street; The Public Ledger Offices, Third & Chestnut; Dr. William Young's The Pocket Aesculapius; Or, Every One His Own Physician, No. 152 Spruce Street, Philadelphia; and E. Ketterlinus' Fancy Printing & Lithographic Establishment, No. 40 North Fourth Street, below Arch. Advertisements contain several lines of advertising text. Jayne's advertisement contains promotions about his medical background, wide distribution, and scientific preparations of his medicines; endorsements; and descriptions of his vermifuge, alterative, balsam, pills, hair tonic and dye, and ague pills. Public Ledger advertisement includes subscription and advertising prices for the Public Ledger; subscription prices for The Dollar Newspaper; and promotion of the variety of printed works executed by the Job & Fancy Steam Printing Establishment. Young advocates his text as comprised of prescriptions to prevent "Victims of Quakery" and Ketterlinus advertises his "Fancy Embossed and Gilt Perfumery Labels, Book & Box Covers; Cornucopia, wine, Liquor & Syrup Labels, always on Hand and Printed to Order. Manufacturer's orders for every description of Fancy & Plain Labels, Tickets, &c., &c., will meet with prompt attention. Embossed Cards, Show Cards and Fancy Glazed Papers of Every Variety. Letter Press & Lithographic Drawing & Printing in Plain & Fancy Colors." Public Ledger Office advertisement printed by Brown, Printer, Ledger Building, Phila., Title supplied by cataloger., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Folder 19.

[Advertising specimens]
Series of advertising specimens, including trade cards, book marks, and a proof of an invitation. Prints depict a girl character in allegorical scenes representing the seasons; views of South Ferry Hotel (Kaighn Point, N.J) and a standard scale at use at a farm; medals; coats of arms; and pharmaceutical apparatus. Businesses represented include Peter Bazzanti & Son, manufactory of Florentine Mosaics; Fairbanks' Standard Scale; Hawkins Brothers, army, navy, & police contractors and post office & railway contractors; and W.B. Horner, druggist & apothecary., Title supplied by cataloger., Various printers, including S. C. Boreum and Major & Knapp., Varous publishers, including Philadelphia Inquirer., Print P.9399.449 inscribed on verso: Od [sic] Fellow Hall, Sixth St. Below Race. Race., Originally part of Specimens Album [P.9349]., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012.

Albert Barnes, 1798-1870
Presbyterian clergyman., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry, with corrections.

Albert Bierstadt, 1830-1902
Landscape painter., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Albert Harkness, 1822-1907
Classical scholar., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Albert Harrison Mixer, 1822-1908
American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

Albert James Myer, 1829-1880
Army surgeon, established signal corps., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

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