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[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.

American celebrities album
Two volume set of albums containing predominately cartes de visite photographic portraits of prominent American 19th-century figures in politics, education, and the arts. Portraits depict actors, artists, authors, Congressmen, educators, governors, military leaders, physicians, publishers, religious leaders, social reformers, scientists, and U.S. presidents and their spouses. Includes mostly vignette and bust-length portraits and a small number of full length portraits. Also contains a small number of trimmed portrait engravings, tintypes, and a photo-collage depicting evangelist D. L. Moody with the under photograph copyrighted 1877. Small number of sitters are unidentified., Men sitters include P. T. Barnum; Henry Ward Beecher; John Brown; Ned Buntline; Samuel Clemens; Jefferson Davis; O. S. Fowler; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Abraham Lincoln; Samuel Morse; Thomas Nast; Hiram Powers; Winfield Scott; Gerrit Smith; Cornelius Vanderbilt; John Wanamaker; Brigham Young; Native American chiefs Ouray, Spotted Tail, and Sitting Bull; and African Americans Frederick Douglass and performer "Blind" Tom. Women sitters include presidential spouses Frances Cleveland and Lucretia Garfield; reformers Susan B. Anthony and Victoria Woodhull; authors Louisa May Alcott, Helen Hunt (Jackson), Harriet Beecher Stowe; sculptors Harriet Hosmer and Vinnie Ream; and performers Maria Albani, Charlotte Cushman, and Kate Field., Photographers include Mathew Brady, E. & H. T. Anthony; Jeremiah Gurney; and George Kendall Warren., Majority of sitters identified by a manuscript note on the album page or on portrait or an inscribed label., Brown leather bindings with gilt, stamped in gilt on front boards: Volume I: American Celebrities. Vol. I.; Volume II: American Celebrities. Vol. II. Stamped in gilt on spines: Album., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., See "American Celebrities Album" item-level records for digital images of all identified individual sitters.

[Checks, bank notes, billheads, and receipts specimens]
Series of checks, bank notes, billheads, and receipts, containing allegorical and patriotic vignettes and ornate pictorial details. Vignettes depict allegorical female figures, including Liberty, Hope, Justice, and Bounty; animals, including the American eagle, a dog protecting a safe, and bucks; and patriotic figures, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ulysses Grant. Other vignettes depict a view of a traveling locomotive; the seal of Pennsylvania; and views of harvested produce and grains. Businesses represented include A. Exton & Co., cracker manufacturers; Heywood, Kilburn & Co., chair and cottage furniture dealers; West Branch National Bank; Perry County Bank; Reed & Schell, bankers; First National Bank of Sunbury; and Jefferson Savings Institute., Title supplied by cataloger., Several of series printed in color ink, including blue, green, tan, and violet., Print P.9399.390 inscribed to John Mayer for $23.00 three months after date [illegible]. 24 Feb. H five. Feb 23rd., Various printers, including Ehrgott & Fobriger; Lehman & Bolton; Theodore Leonhardt; Wm. F. Murphy's Sons (& Sons); and Paul & Lindsay., Originally part of Specimen Album [P.9349]., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012.

[Collection of portraits]
Bound volume of portraits primarily delineated by Max Rosenthal showing prominent Philadelphians, and historical and military figures, including members of the Continental Congress, clergyman, legislators, government officials, physicians, military officers, artists, and authors. Contains full-length, half-length, bust-length, and profile portraits, with some containing backgrounds and props. Also includes the front page of a September 1885 edition of "Paper and Press" containing a portrait and biography of Philadelphia publisher Henry Carey Baird and an article about printed blanks., Sitters include Daniel Agnew; William Allen; Richard Bache; Phineas Bond; Thomas Cadwalader; Stephen Decatur; William Ellery, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson; Miers Fisher; Nicholas Gilman; Ann Diggs Graeme; Thomas Graeme; Joseph Hemphill; Thomas Hopkinson; Jare Ingersoll (1722-1801); Jared Ingersoll (1749-1822); Joel Jones; Moses and Samson Levy; Brockholst Livingston; James Mease; Rev. Henry Morton; William Plumstead; Samuel Powell; Charles B.J.F. de Saint-Memin; Edward Shippen; Edward, James, Matthew, and William Tilghman;George Walton, George M. and Thomas I. Wharton; William Whipple; and Jasper Yeates., Title from stamp on spine., Manuscript index of sitters (1-100) date stamped September 11, 1883 pasted in front of volume., Majority of lithographs signed: MR., Some prints include facsimile signature of sitter., Some sitters identified by manuscript notes., Two of the engravings after daguerreotypes by McClees & Germon., Engravers, lithographers, and printers include Max and L. N. Rosenthal, John Sartain, Henry S. Wagner, and Robert Whitechurch., Max Rosenthal was a skilled lithographer, mezzotint engraver, and painter who delineated the majority of the chromolithographs for the firm he operated with his brothers Louis N., Morris (i.e., Maurice), and Simon Rosenthal in Philadelphia from 1851 to circa 1872. Rosenthal continued to work as an artist and lithographer until 1910., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Index of sitters available at repository.

James Burrill Angell, 1829-1916
Journalist, diplomat, Pres. Univ. of Vermont., American Celebrities Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry.

John Jay Smith and Rachel Collins Pearsall Smith Family photograph album
Photograph album containing predominantly posed portraits of the family, extended family, and friends of prominent Philadelphia Quakers John Jay and Rachel Collins Pearsall Smith. Also contains views of family residences, including Ivy Lodge (John Jay Smith, Germantown), Robert P. Smith's residence (below Grumblethorpe, Germantown), The Cedars (Whitall family summer home, Haddonfield, N.J.), and The “Mansion” at Millville, New Jersey ("Lloyd Logan Smith's birthplace"). Other portraiture includes group portraits showing the Haverford and Bryn Mawr Classes of 1885, "The Spices" cooking Club, "The Band of Cousins, a wedding banquet, and the Grange (London, England). Album also contains photographs showing family treks to Wyoming and Yellowstone (1879 and 1881); "H[annah] W. S[mith] at her table in 1315 Filbert St. Phila. Writing Life of John M. Whitall"; and a full-length silhouette of Robert P. Smith's daughter Gulielma who died in childhood., Sitters include John Jay and Rachel Collins Pearsall Smith; their children and their spouses Lloyd P. Smith; Robert Pearsall Smith and his wife feminist evangelical Hannah Whitall; Horace J. Smith and his wife Margaret L.; and Elizabeth P. Smith; their grandchildren Mary Whitall, Alice (Alys) Whitall (wife of philosopher Bertrand Russell), Ray Pearsall, and Lloyd Logan Smith; members of the Whitall and Thomas families (R.P. Smith in-laws and relatives of M. Carey Thomas); and Haverford students and other young Quakers, including William. S. Hilles; Charles Baily; Emma and Patty Mellor; Birdee Shoemaker; Carrie Cope; Katie Stokes; and Annie Bacon., Brown cloth binding., Damaged morocco label on front cover: Por[traits].... &c. Vol., Majority of contents identified by inscriptions on album page., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Album housed in phase box with index to sitters., John Jay Smith, Quaker editor and librarian of the Library Company of Philadelphia married Rachel Collins Pearsall Smith, granddaugher of noted Quaker printer Isaac Collins on April 12, 1821. The couple had six children: Lloyd Pearsall Smith, librarian of the Library Company; Albanus Smith (1823-1842); Robert Pearsall Smith, printer, businessman, and evangelical leader; Gulielma Smith (died in childhood); Horace J. Smith, agriculturist and author; and Elizabeth Pearsall Smith, editor of "Recollections of John Jay Smith." Richard P. Smith was a proprietor of Whitall, Tatum & Co. glass manufactory in New Jersey during the 1860s. He and his brother Horace J. relocated to England in the later 19th century.

[Label specimens]
Series of labels, primarily textile (wool, silk, mohair), containing allegorical, patriotic, and nationalistic vignettes and pictorial details. Vignettes and details depict Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, coats of arms, the female allegorical figure of Columbia, and a view of a flock of sheep among a grove of trees. Brands represented include Bradford Make, Collingwood Brand, Favorite Ottoman Reversible, Lady Washington, and Royal Shawl., Title supplied by cataloger., Print P.9399.285 stamped on recto: Wm. S. Skinner. David M. Test., 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.

[Miscellaneous specimens from specimen album loose prints collection]
Contains specimens of ornate borders; an amateurly-colored view of Cincinnati pasted on verso of proof periodical illustration depicting butterflies; uncut pages of a gas pipe fittings trade catalog depicting tees, crosses, elbows, bends, and sockets; an entrance notice for Bryant & Stratton Business College illustrated with a calligraphic image of a bird, likely by J. E. Soulé; a printed lease and 1877 electoral broadside; sheet music cover "Charming Waltz"; advertising print for the "Walnut Street House"; and a flower print., Title supplied by cataloger., Various printers, including Ehrgott & Fobriger., 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., J. Emory Soulé worked as a calligrapher at Bryant & Straton Commercial College by 1870 and became the school's principal within the decade.

Photograph album
Photograph album compiled by James B. Nicholson containing predominantly portrait photographs of prominent local and national members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and their families, including men, women, and children. Photographs depict full-length, bust-length, and vignette portraits; group portraiture; and collages. Several male sitters wear the regalia of the Odd Fellows and most sitters are fashionably attired. Group portraiture depicts employees of Pawson and Nicholson in front of the bookbinding shop (139 S. Seventh), and rosters and meetings and excursions of members of the fraternal organization (1870s-1880s), including Warrior Lodge, no. 873. Collages include portraits of the Rulafson family of San Francisco and examples of work from the respected photographic firm Bradley & Rulafson. Also includes images of the photography department and sculpture at the Centennial Exhibition (1876); photographic reproductions of a Sir Walter Scott manuscript donated to the Sanitary Fair (1864), and an Odd Fellow membership certificate and medal; and a John Sartain engraved portrait of "E. Grand Captain General of Pennsylvania" Varhan Smith., Sitters include James B. Nicholson (often attired in regalia), his wife Adelaide, and sons Clarence and celebrated Civil War Colonel John Page; James Alexander Bartram ("first cousin of my father");; Past Grand Master George F. Borie; orator Henry Armitt Brown; Nicholson's partner James Pawson; Pennsylvania state senator George D. Jackson; businessman and District Deputy Grand Master, Clarion County Ruloff Ruloffson; Philadelphia businessman and Grand Treasurer M. Richards Muckle; Grand Sire Samuel H. Perkins; Past Grand Master Francis M. Rea; "Grand Master" Alfred R. Potter; the family of Past Grand Master Samuel Haworth; and "Gutekunst's daughter" attired in a costume., Green morocco binding., Spine stamped: Photographs., Photographers indentified by inscriptions on album page., Several sitters identified by inscriptions on album page. Many noted as "Deceased.", Multiple portraits arranged as collages on many of the album pages., Various photographers include W. H. Bennett, P. E. Chillman, Frederick Gutekunst, and David Lothrop., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Album housed in phase box with index to sitters., James Bartram Nicholson was a premier Philadelphia bookbinder in the partnership Pawson & Nicholson established in 1848. He was also a prominent member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows serving as a Grand Sire (1863-1864), grand scribe, and grand secretary (1863-1901), as well as authored "I.O.O.F.: The Story of 65 or The History of the Grand Lodge of the United States... (1896)." He married Adelaide Broadnix (b. ca. 1822) in 1841 and with her had three sons, Colonel John Page (1842-1922), Howard B. (b. ca. 1855) and bookbinder Clarence S. Nicholson (b. ca. 1858) and a daughter Eliza (b. ca. 1852).

Photograph album of Philadelphia and vicinity
Photograph album compiled by Philadelphia photographer Robert Newell containing views by the photographer and his peers, including F. De. B. Richards. Images depict major city landmarks and views of Fairmount Park, including benevolent, educational and financial institutions, historic sites, residences, churches and meetinghouses, bridges, and hotels and taverns. Sites documented include Broad Street (Civil War) Hospital; Foster Home (Twenty-Fourth and Poplar); Germantown Academy; the former bookstore and printing office of William Young (200-204 Chestnut); Landing Avenue during alterations (East bank of Schuylkill); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (old and new); Carpenters Hall; Independence Hall; Academy of Music; Merchants' Exchange; Girard, Farmers', Mechanics', Pennsylvania, and Fourth National banks; Bartram's, Keene, and Rittenhouse mansions; Woodford residence (Fairmount Park); Washington's residence (Germantown); Womrath property, "where the first 4th of July" was celebrated" (4216 Frankford); Oldest house in Lansdown" (West Fairmount Park); Old Farm house (Broad and Oxford); St. Judes Episcopal church; Fairmount Water Works, and boat houses and ice houses along the Schuylkill; Cedar Hill, Laurel Hill and Woodlands cemeteries; Columbia, Old Callowhill Street, Girard Avenue, and New York Connecting Railroad bridges; Continental, Valley Green, Maple Spring, Markley's and Cole's hotels; and "Punch Bowl" (2100 Broad), "Abbey" (Hunting Park and Wissahickon Aves), Old Buck? (Lancaster Pike) and Old Grey's Ferry taverns., Images also include neighboring and tenant businesses, including Charles Oakford & Sons, hats, Continental Hotel (29a), John C. Clark & Sons, stationers and printers, L. S. Boyer & Co., coal, and a "Shaving and Hair Cutting Emporium," on 228-232 South Third (29b), and a real estate office, 524 Arch (45b); street vendors (74b); and broadsides displayed on buildings and walls (49b & 79b). Several of the Fairmount views also show visitors, patrons to refreshment saloons, and park guards. Scrapbook also contains a small number of photographic reproductions of engravings, including one of Masonic Hall (700 block Chestnut) and images reproduced in R. Newell & Son's "Old Landmark" series (1876), including Old Swede's Church, Friends Almshouse, and Robert Morris Hotel., Title supplied by cataloger., Some of the contents identified by inscriptions on album pages. Inscriptions annotated and corrected in different hand., Texts from R. Newell & Son's "Old Landmark" series tipped in between album pages., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Images from album reproduced in The Print and Photograph Department of the Library Company of Philadelphia's Center City Philadelphia in the 19th century (Portsmouth, N.H.: Arcadia Publishing, 2006)., Album reformatted for conservation. Housed in two phase boxes, including binding and index., Robert Newell, the prominent Philadelphia commercial photographer operated a studio from circa 1855 to 1900. His firm, which originally specialized in portraiture, later focused on "Artistic Business and Landscape Photographs" and was reorganized as R. Newell & Son circa 1872. In 1876, the studio (Robert and Henry Newell) issued a series of six viewbooks under the title "Old Landmarks & Relics of Philadelphia." Newell also produced series of stereographs during the 1860s depicting commercial streets, the volunteer fire companies, and views of Fairmount Park and local cemeteries, as well as invented acid proof photographic ware in the 1870s.

Photographs taken by Robert Waln Leaming 1865-1875 at Ashwood, Villa Nova, Delaware County, Penna. Lancaster Pike and Spring Mill Road
Album containing 67 photographs showing the grounds and residence of the Ashwood estate near Villanova during different seasons; neighboring properties in Delaware and Montgomery counties; and formally posed family portraiture. Images include the front and rear facade of the Ashwood residence and landscape views of the grounds; Paxson's Mill and Dam in Radnor; J. Howard Lewis's paper mill at Darby Creek; 'Hammer Hollow," including the mill dam; Gulph Mill (Montgomery County); Leaming's other family estate Waln Grove near Frankford; old spring houses near Gulph Mill and Paxson's Mill; and Ancrum, "Seat of the Scotts Baronets of Ancrum Scotland." Many of the estate views include Leaming's wife and children (attired in clothing appropriate to the season) posed at the residence and on the grounds, including near fences, the barn, woods, and creek and in characters, as tableaux, and with farm and domesticated pets. Also contains photographic reproductions and photo-collages. Reproductions depict the the "Scott of Ancrum" family tree and Leaming's painting "Where the Sea Mew roams" and the collages show Leaming's daughters in a parlor setting (possibly Ashwood) and painted works by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier, James Reid Lambdin, and Edwin Henry Landseer including the visage of Robert Waln Leaming. Other portrait sitters include Alice Burda, Tom Stewart, "Our Truck-man" in his horse-drawn buggy; the "Coachman" with horse "'Nelly'"and Mrs. Scott, i.e., probably, Leaming's mother-in-law Mary Emlen Scott, Blue morocco binding, plate on front cover: R. W. Leaming and stamped: Photographs., Title from inscription on front free end paper. Also includes family tree of descendants of Robert Waln Leaming and his wife Julia Scott (1821-1914)., Insert: Portrait print of Robert Waln engraved by Samuel Sartain after 1825 painting by Jacob Eicholtz. Verso inscribed with biographical information., Captions by Robert Waln Leaming below the images., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., LCP AR [Annual Report] 1999, p. 45-46., Gift of Mrs. Clifford Lewis III., Housed in phase box., Robert Waln Leaming, grandson of China Trade merchant Robert Waln, was a merchant by trade who also painted and practiced photography. He was married to Julia Scott, descended from the royal Scotts of Ancrum, with whom he had four children Rebecca, i.e., Reb (1850-1911); Mary, i.e., Mame (1851-1911); Julia, i.e., Duly (1854-1913), and Thomas (1856-1911). Leaming was also an active member of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia. His residence Ashwood, not to be confused with the Penn-Gaskell/DeCosta property of the same name (208 Ashwood Road, Villanova), was razed in the late 19th century.

Portrait photograph album of Mary McPhilomy
Photographs predominantly depict the acquaintances and relatives of the McPhilomy family of Philadelphia, including men, women, and children. Most are bust-length portraits, with a number of full-length portraits, including a couple in bathing wear, children in sailor suits, and women fashionably attired and holding fans and purses. Many of the women and girls wear jewelry. Also includes images of a priest, a nun, a display of religious floral decorations; a sepulchral monument; a religious allegorical scene; a reproduction of a framed testimonial with portrait photograph vignettes; and a photo-collage portrait showing a man driving a horse-drawn wagon., Sitters include Mary, John and Frank McPhilomy; Rev. Mother Louis Gonzaga of the Sisters of Notre Dame (Boston); members of the Logue family, including Charles Logue; David Mulcahy (died March 31, 1876); Al. Schaff; members of the Bradford family, including John Bradford; John Keenan; members of the Sacriste family, including Mr. and Mrs. Sacriste and Hortense Sacriste White., Chromolithographed title page: The Photographic Album. Philadelphia. J.B. Lippincott & Co., [ca. 1875]., Embossed leather binding with gold stamping., Spine embossed and stamped: Photographs., Inscribed: To Miss Mamie McPhilomy with compliments of the season, Dec 25 1875. D.P.M. E.S.C., Various photographers, including A. P. Beecher of Wilmington, De.; L. S. Griffin of Jersey City, N.J. and B. Frank Saylor & Co. of Lancaster, Pa. and Philadelphia photographers, including George W. Evans, Gilbert & Bacon, and O. B. De Morat., Several sitters identified by inscriptions on mount or album page. Some misidentified due to the relocation and removal of photographs., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Binding in poor condition. Album housed in phase box.

[Proofs from specimen album loose prints collection]
Contains proofs, primarily of advertising vignettes, depicting views of factories and storefronts predominantly in Ohio. Businesses depicted include manufacturers of saddlery hardware, "burial cases," sewing machines, and glass; dealers of liquor, dairy supplies, wallpaper and painter supplies; and engravers, printers, and lithographers. Vignettes often include street and pedestrian traffic. Prints also show portraits of men, women, and children; genre and satiric scenes, including the character "Uncle Remus" designed for trade cards; pictorial and border details designed for certificates, labels, and billheads; machinery and transportation vehicles; trademarks and seals; and a rocking chair. Series also contains a reward of merit designed as a stock certificate and an uncut sheet of six illustrations titled in German. Illustrations primarily depict historical and religious scenes, including the conversion of Saint Eustace., Title supplied by cataloger., Various printers, including H.J. Toudy & Co. and W.J. Morgan & Co., 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.

[Specimens album]
Scrapbook of print specimens and proofs probably compiled by a printer associated with the Philadelphia lithographic firm Stein & Jones. Contains book and periodical plates and illustrations; sheet music covers; proof prints; collecting cards; trade cards (several glossed); bank notes, checks, billheads, and receipts; certificates; advertising calendars; and chromolithographed labels and scraps. Majority of contents include several plates from Thomas Allom's "China: In a Series of Views,..." (London, 1860), Albert Barnes's "Scenes and Incidents in the Life of the Apostle Paul" (Philadelphia, 1869), John Fleetwood's "The life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ" (Philadelphia, 1871) and Daniel March's "Our Father's House , or The Unwritten Word" ((Philadelphia, 1871); illustrations and plates depicting genre, religious, sentimental, historical, natural history, scientific, and scenic views from children and gift books, and periodicals, including "Leila in England" and "Leila at Home" (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1875-1880), "Peterson's Magazine" (plates engraved by Illman Brothers), "Ladies Companion," "Graham's Magazine," "Odd Fellow's Casket," "Transactions and Proceedings of American Entomological Society" and "Annals Lyceum of Natural History"; and several works printed by Stein & Jones and Cincinnati lithographers Klauprech & Menzel and Ehrgott & Fobriger, including trade cards, labels, tickets, invitations, certificates, receipts, checks, bank notes, sheet music covers, advertisements, and book illustrations., Bank notes, receipts, checks, and certificates document primarily Philadelphia and New York bank, coal, oil, steel, and real estate businesses, including Bank of Fashion, Belmont Petroleum Refinery, and Union College Bank. Trade cards, tickets, invitations, and labels represent primarily Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, Cincinatti and Chicago businesses and organizations, including printers and art supply dealers; perfume, patent medicine, wine, dry goods, and clothing dealers; doctors and dentists; bankers and brokers; and manufacturers. The materials contain patriotic, agricultural, and transportation vignettes, views of buildings, anaglyptography (i.e., medal engraving), allegorical figures, and Centennial Exhibition (1876) imagery. Sheet music covers, predominantly printed by Ehrgott & Fobriger, depict mainly genre and Civil War scenes, portraiture, including images of entertainers, and advertisements such as "Sewing Machine Polka." Work by the Cincinatti lithographers also include several book illustrations depicting Ohio and Cincinnati asylums, institutes, seminaries, and landmarks, as well as uncut sheets of views of cemetery monuments for "The Cincinnati Cemetery of Spring Grove..." (Cincinnati, 1862). Several of the ephemera also printed by Grattan & Co., Theodore Leonhardt, and Wm. F. Murphy & Sons., Scrapbook also contains 1860s Berlin wool work patterns ("Peterson’s Ladies National Magazine"); ornate border print specimens, some with cut-out overlays; proofs and final states of textile, fruit, liquor, druggist labels, and tobacco labels printed predominantly by Stern, Jonas & Co. and Steng & Paxson and depicting romantic, patriotic, and mystical themes, including "I Am Free" logo illustrated with an African American man ; European prints, including plates from Bernard-Romain Julien "Cours Elementaire," and issued by German publisher A.H. Payne (some hand-colored); ca. 1855 Bowen & Co. plates of birds from "United States Pacific Rail Road Expedition and Survey"; color printed and numbered proof lithographs depicting Mo-Hon-Go; Shar- I-Tar-Ish; Se-Quo-Yah after plates in McKenney & Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America"; Philadelphia Sketch Club signage; portraits of Catholic bishops, celebrity and political figures, and lithographers Rudolph Stein and Alfred Jones; mechanical views printed by William Boell; job printing specimen vignettes depicting masonic, military, allegorical, and patriotic imagery, transportation views, women, entertainers, agriculture, buildings, animals, and machinery; collecting cards showing George and Martha Washington, Civil War generals, celebrities, including Lydia Thompson and Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosasea, wild life, Biblical animals, fashion, and satiric scenes; and chromolithographic scrap portraits of women., Stamped on spine: Specimens., Various artists, engravers, lithographers, and printers including Ackerman; John Alexander; Thomas Allom; William Boell; John T. Bowen,; Bowen & Co.; Byram & Slack; C. E. Wemple & Co.; Donaldson Brothers ; G. Dow; Ehrgott & Fobriger; Dominque Fabronius; Grattan & Co.; The Hatch Lith. Co.; Otto Knirsch; L. H. Bradford & Co.; Klauprech & Menzel; Theodore Leonhardt; London Printing and Publishing Company; McLaughlin Bros.; Antoine [Maurin?]; A.H. Payne; Prang & Co.; Rawdon, Wright & Hatch; William H. Rease; Sarony & Major; John Sartain; Samuel Sartain; R. Trembley; J. Shobe; Steng & Paxson; Stern, Jonas & Co.; A. B. Walter; and Wm. F. Murphy & Sons., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Index of general subjects illustrated available at repository., Several items found loose in album removed and housed separately., Gift of Margaret Robinson.

[Specimens album loose prints collection]
[Specimens album loose prints collection]
Collection of loose prints from a specimen album probably compiled by a printer once associated with the Philadelphia lithographic firm Stein and Jones. Contains chromolithographic art supplements and advertising specimens; proof sheets; checks, bank notes billheads, and receipts; trade cards and labels; vignette specimens; proof sheets; and illustrations. Businesses and trades represented include banks, manufacturers, and the textile industry. Collection also includes a proof of a trade catalog for gas pipe fittings; job work, including an 1877 broadside for an "Assessor's Registry of Voters" of a Philadelphia ward; an advertising print for the Walnut Street House (Cincinnati, Oh.); and a sheet music cover containing a landscape view., Title supplied by cataloger., Various printers, including Simeon Boerum; Ehrgott, Fobriger & Co.; Geo. S. Harris & Sons; J. Ottmann; and Wm. F. Murphy Sons., 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.

Views at Chestnutwold, residence of C.H. Clark.
Album of 12 photographic views showing the West Philadelphia estate of Philadelphia banker and collector Clarence Howard Clark at 4200 Locust Street. Images depict the front gate to the residence, the residence, green house and garden, and pond with fountain. Also depicts members of Clark's family posed at the residence, on the grounds, in a goat carriage, and in a boat on the pond. Views also include an African American servant posed near an entrance, gardeners at the greenhouse, wooded areas, paths, and lawn chairs., Photographer's imprint from blind stamp on mounts., Title from brown morocco binding, plate on front cover., Bookplate of The Divinity School of the Protestant Episcopal Church pasted inside front cover. Typed Gift of Clarence Clark Zantzinger (1925)., Retrospective conversion record: original entry, edited., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., LCP AR [Annual Report] 1990, p. 54., Housed in phase box., Added to African Americana Digital Collection through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of the Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor, 2013-2014., Clarence Howard Clark, banker, book collector, philanthropist, horticulturalist, and prominent land developer of West Philadelphia resided in Chesnutwold from about the 1860s. The property was originally built by Samuel K. Hopkins Jr. for banker Nathaniel Borrodail Browne after 1851. Altered during the 1880s, including an addition, the estate grounds were open to the public by 1895 when Clark donated some of his other land holdings for an adjacent public park (i.e., Clark Park). Following Clark's death, Chestnutwold was presumed to be given to the city as a public park, but instead was purchased in 1917 by The Divinity School of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Clark was married to Amie Hampton Westcott (d. 1870) and later Marie Motley Davis with whom he had three sons, including Philadelphia mayor Joseph S. Clark.