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Atlantic City [viewbook]
Souvenir viewbook containing eighteen captioned views of prominent sites and landmarks at the shore town. Contains views of "The New Iron Pier, Massachusetts Ave."; hotels "'The Brighton' Indiana Ave.", "The 'Traymore' and The 'Berkeley,' Illinois Ave."; "Camden & Atlantic and West Jersey R. R. Depot"; "Old Ocean Pier, Kentucky Ave." and "Applegate's Pier, Tennessee Ave."; "Board Walk"; amusement houses and grounds of the "Excursion House" and "Childrens Sea Shore House"; "Bathing Scene, from Ocean Pier"; "Atlantic Avenue" including West Jersey R.R. Depot, C[amden] & A[tlantic] R. R. Depot, City Hall, and St. Nicholas R.C. Church; "Intersection of Pacific and North Carolina Avenues" including First Baptist Church and St. James P.E. Church; "Boat House at the Inlet; "Absecon Light House," including the Buoy House and Life Saving Station; a "Regatta"; the Disston, R. H. Turner, Shirtcliffe and Ladner villas on Indiana, Pacific, and North Carolina avenues; "The Breakers," i.e. waves breaking onto the shore; "Elephant Pavilion, South Atlantic City," i.e., Lucy the Elephant; "The Wreck"; the duties of the "U. S. Life Saving Service," (later the U.S. Coast Guard), including "Launching the Surf Boat," "Taking the Tackle Cart to the Beach, " "Throwing the Life Line" and a person "Saved" during practice maneuvers. Views also show street, pedestrian and maritime traffic, including beach goers; bath houses; amusement rides; and shops along the boardwalk., Title from embossed olive morocco binding, front cover stamped: Atlantic City., Prints connected by accordion folds and separated into two sheets., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Housed in phase box., Gift of Helen Beitler., Adolph Witteman was a prolific publisher of souvenir viewbooks from the 1870s through 1880s. He and his brother Herman later established The Albertype Company in 1890, which issued post cards in addition to viewbooks until 1952.

Bits of nature and some art products, in Fairmount Park, at Philadelphia, Penna.
Volume of compiled prints and drawings by lithographer, etcher, and artist Augustus Kollner primarily depicting landscapes of Fairmount Park. Also contains views of Philadelphia and Bucks and Montgomery counties. Several of the prints also show park and riverscape; residences and estates; animals, including canal mules, horses, cows, and dogs; park visitors, including an African American family, children, and persons on foot and on horseback; steamboats, rowboats, and other vessels on the Schuylkill River; and rock formations. Other views show wharf workers at lunch and a cliff-side residence at North Twenty-Seventh Street near the park., Titles include Thos. Moore's Cottage, Phila. Park; Schuylkill River, Fairmount Park, Phila. (Columbia Bridge); Prospect from Ridgeland and Fairmount Park, Phila.; (In Fairmount Park) Sweet Briar Mansion, in 1843; In Ravine near Sweet Briar Fairmount Park, Phila.; Schuylkill River below the Falls, Fairmount Pk. Phila.; Belmont and Waterworks. Mount Pleasant, Fairmount Park, Philada.; In Wissahickon Valley, Fairmount Park, Philada.; Peters Island, Fairmount Park, Philada.; Schuylkill Riv. above Fairmount Dam, Philada. in 1843; Phila. 1842; Schuylkill River Pa.; Pt. Pleasant, Pa.; Near Willow Grove Penna.; Life Scenes in Fairmount Park; Near East Park, Phila./ "S.E. corner 27th & [Arben?]"; Schuylkill Valley Pa.; Delaware Riv. [Easton?]; Life Scenes in Park; City Wharf Scene; and West Phila [illegible] near Sweet [Briar?] West Phila., Title from title page., Maroon leather binding, stamped in gilt on cover: Bits of Nature. A. Kollner., Spine stamped: Bits of Nature. Kollner., Prints variably signed AK; A. Kollner; A. Kollner fc.; From nate. and etchd by A. Kollner; and Kollner, fect., Titles on the stone or plate. Some annotated with inscribed titles., Two of prints [*Am 1878 Kol, 2086.F.15 and 16] printed on recto of proofs. Proofs depict "Life Scenes in Park" and "The Christian Soldier.", Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., 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., Kollner advertised four volumes of small folio pictures, including "Bits of Nature and Some Art Products, in Fairmount Park ..." in 1878. Several of the lithographs from this volume were based on sketches he executed in the 1840s.

Franklin W. Kohler bicycling events 1884
Scrapbook of local newspaper and sports periodical clippings compiled by competitive Philadelphia bicyclist Frank W. Kohler, predominantly about his cycling pursuits and achievements, and involvement with the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club. Clippings describe local and regional bicycle tournaments and meets, including the exhibition at Jumbo Park in South Philadelphia and the second annual meet of the Pennsylvania Division League of American Wheelmen (1884); time records broken by Kohler and his peers, including the "Lancaster Pike" (1886); Pennsylvania Bicycle Club cycling tours, including to Baltimore (1884), Niagara (1885), and upstate New York (1888); and the history of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club. Also contains various bicycle club event and race programs (some annotated with times), including for the West Philadelphia Athletic Association and Buffalo Bicycle Club; prize ribbons; a sign up sheet for a two week tour to Dingman's Ferry organized by Kohler in August 1888; a pencil sketch titled “The Way the Victors get There Moral. Buy a____?" showing a bicyclist and his bicycle in a horse-drawn wagon; an invitation to the 1888 opening of the new building of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club (3940-42 Girard Avenue); menus for club banquets; and two inscribed photographs. Photographs show a group portrait of the club in front of the "Penna. Bicycle Club House Philada Pa. 1884 [sic]" at Girard Avenue and racers lined up to start the "2 mile race won by F.W. Kohler" in Fairmount Park on September 14, 1884., Other ephemera includes tickets to the Columbian Exposition (1893); golf score cards for Griffith Park, Los Angeles (1918); and an 1893 "Street Railway Review" article about Kohler and his brother G. A. (possibly the Albert Kohler cited in some clippings) managing the Eddy Electric Manufacturing Company. Articles clipped from the "L.A.W (League of American Wheelman) Bulletin"; "The Philadelphia Press"; and "The American Athlete." Authors include Ninon Neckar., Title from plate on front cover., Brown morocco binding., Front free end paper inscribed: Bicycling., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., LCP AR [Annual Report], p. 55-56., Binding in poor condition. Album housed in phase box., Frank W. Kohler (b. 1861), son of prominent Philadelphia bookbinder Ignatius Kohler (1817-1901), worked in his father's trade, was a premier amateur bicyclist, and member of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club. Kohler served as First Lieutenant of the club founded in 1882 in West Philadelphia; held club speed records; and organized cycling tours of its members. By 1893, Kohler had relocated to Chicago and operated the Eddy Electric Manufacturing Company with his brother G. A. Kohler.

[Photographic Society of Philadelphia's Chesapeake & Ohio Canal excursion, May 21-29, 1882 album]
Album belonging to Philadelphia amateur photographer John C. Browne. Primarily documents the Photographic Society of Philadelphia's Chesapeake & Ohio Canal excursion (May 21-29, 1882), including views of the Falls of the Potomac, Point of Rocks, Md., Harpers Ferry, Va., and Bedford, Pa. Society members attending the excursion included Charles Barrington, Joseph William Bates, Charles Pancoast, Frederick Graff, Samuel Corlies, George Bacon Wood, Samuel Sartain, W.H. Walmsley, Francis T. Fassitt, lens maker Joseph Zentmayer, Thomas H. McCollin, and Browne. Views depict scenes during the excursion along the canal, including canal barges; bridges, aquaducts; Paw Paw Tunnel; John Brown's Fort; a Bedford woman attending an outside bake oven; an African American boy sitting upon a porch of an old Maryland mill; the Photo Party at Patterson's Creek, Md.; a horse team pulling an oak log near Harper's Ferry; an old Bedford mill; and a barn covered with circus posters. Additional views depict the Brooklyn Bridge; sailing vessels on the New York Harbor, including the steamboat Maryland; and animals at the Philadelphia Zoo. Other animal portraiture includes horses posed with African American handlers (p.26-7), a cow and calf at Forrest Hill, PA, a pony ride at Central Park, and family dogs. Also includes a portrait of Lizzie Gilpin at Forrest Hill., Title supplied by cataloger., Front free end paper signed John C. Browne., Blue cloth binding, with gilt and stamped: Album., Retrospective conversion record: original entry, edited., See John C. Browne's "The Photographic Society of Philadelphia Annual Excursion, May 21-29, 1882," Philadelphia Photographer 19 (July 1882), p. 213-215., See George Bacon Wood research file, copy of "Excursion of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia over the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, May 22 to 29th 1882. Read at meeting June 7th, 1882 by Geo. B. Wood.", Insert: handkerchief printed with photograph vignettes [P.9318a] removed and housed with Textiles Collection, Print Department., 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., Browne was a founder of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia.

Scrapbook
Scrapbook compiled by Philadelphia socialite Minnie Campbell Wilson (neé Harris) primarily containing ephemera from luncheons, suppers, university class days, and other high society social events. Events attend by Harris include dances and recitals at Wissahickon Inn; receptions, club socials, and a gymnastics exhibition at Princeton University; class days at Harvard, Brown, Princeton, and University of Pennsylvania (1885-1891); a Cricket Ball (1888); Authors Dance for the benefit of the School of Industrial Art and Pennsylvania Museum (1890); U.S.S. New York launching at Cramp's Shipyard (1891); and "supper at the Stratford after seeing [Sarah] Bernhardt given by Charles Lea, Feb. 1891." Ephemera includes programs, invitations, menus, and place, dance, holiday, and tally cards. Majority of the cards are printed, with some designed by hand. Holiday cards often depict religious, sentimental, and genre imagery, including children, animals, flowers, landscapes, and costumed and historical figures., Scrapbook also contains ribbons; die-cut tokens, including girl-shaped calendars and the story "Rosy Cheeks"; newspaper clippings, including Semple-Watson, Philler-Winsor, and Frothingham-Harris wedding announcements; correspondence to Harris from her father while abroad in San Francisco, New Zealand, and Hawaii (1870-1872) and from her brother while visiting their grandmother in New York (1870?); Harris's 1878 "American School Diary" of her grades; a striped tissue paper coverlet; a needle work sampler stitched "Susy"; a watercolor marine view "by Arthur Hoff '89"; a telegraph message envelope; a family group portrait photograph; and trade cards and advertising circulars and booklets. Trade cards and advertisements promote "The Philadelphia Weekly Press" (designed as a miniature edition); "The History of Jumbo"; Enoch Morgan's Sons Co . Sapolio soap (authored by Bret Harte); the Church Book Store (Philadelphia), Ballard House Exchange Hotel (Richmond, Va.), and Higgins German Laundry soap., Inscribed on verso of front cover: M. C. Harris. January 1892. Scrap book., Provenance and date of some contents indentified by brief inscriptions., Printers include New York firms Donaldson Brothers, E. P. Dutton & Co., and Frederick A. Stokes Company; Boston firm L. Prang & Co.; and Berlin firm W. Hagelberg., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Housed in phase box., Gift of Elizabeth McClean., Inventory available at repository., Mary Campbell Harris (known as Minnie), daughter of U.S. Naval Commander Thomas Cadwalder Harris (1826-1875) and Mary Louisa Bainbridge Jaudon (1835-1914), was born in New York on December 27, 1862. Descended from Commodore William Bainbridge and Thomas Harris, the first surgeon-general of the United States Navy, Harris and her family resided in Philadelphia by 1866. In 1893, she married John L. Wilson (b. 1850), later treasurer of Coal Land Corporation and the couple resided in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Harris was active in the Sedgely Club and often attended and held card parties, teas, and luncheons noted in the local press. Harris spent her later years residing in Bryn Mawr where she died circa 1948.

Scrapbook
Scrapbook possibly compiled by Fanny Keene containing trade cards, sentiment cards, holiday cards, rewards of merit, die cut and embossed scraps, and a temperance pledge card primarily issued in New England. Majority of the contents are chromolithographs and some contain trompe l'oeil, embossed, die cut and overlay designs. Pictorial themes include landscape, marinescape, seasonal, residential and genre views; women and children; fruits and flowers; animals (cats, dogs, mice, and birds); comic scenes; and portraiture, including Frances Folsom Cleveland. Several of the holiday cards contain religious passages and sentiments and several of the trade cards advertise sewing machines, patent medicines, soaps, and J. & P. Coats thread. Scrapbook also contains series of Arm & Hammer (i.e., Church & Dwight Co.) trade cards depicting different species of birds., Other business establishments and products advertised include A. Stowell & Co., jewelers (Boston); California Fig Syrup Co.; C. F. Santelle, stationery (Rockland, Me.); C. I. Hood & Co., tooth powder; Electric Lustre Starch; E. W. Hoyt & Co., cologne; F. M. Evertleth, M. D., druggist (Waldoboro, Me.); Household Sewing Machine Company; Ingall's Throat and Lung Specific; Kendall Mfg. Co. soapine; Lydia E. Pinkham; Mansion House (Troy, N.Y.); Munson's 99 Cent Store (Boston, Ma.); The New Home Sewing Machine; R. H. Stearns & Co., department store; Rush's Sasparilla and Iron; Stickney and Poor's Mustard; M. A. Packard & Co., shoes; Vegetine; W. H. Levansaler & Co., wool; and Whittemore, Bros & Co, shoe gloss., Blue paper binding printed in color with a marinescape view and pictorial and border details. Also contains chromolithograph overlay showing a young lady carrying a basket., Some of contents inscribed Fanny Keene, Jessie Keene, Mrs. Annie Leland., Printers include New England and Mid West firms Bufford; Calvert Lith. Co; Crosker & Co.; Donaldson Brothers; Knapp & Co.; Mayer, Merkell & Ottman; and W. J. Morgan & Co., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Housed in phase box.

Scrapbook
Scrapbook compiled by Philadelphia socialite Minnie Campbell Wilson (neé Harris) containing primarily place, greeting, holiday and calling cards predominantly issued in the United Kingdom and the Northeast United States. Majority of the cards are printed and or chromolithographs, with a small number illustrated with drawings by hand. Many cards also contain ornate border details, embossing, and adornments, including ribbons, fringe, lace, a wishbone, and overlays. Contents also include die-cuts of fans, horse shoes, a spoon, a flamingo, one-quarter moon, a woman's leg, and a bird as a cover for a H. O. Neill & Co. illustrated hat catalog. Cards often depict sentimental and genre imagery including cupids, butterflies, flowers, vases and baskets; religious, historical and Asian-themed scenes, figures and/or decor; seasonal landscape views; women, children, and costumed figures; animals, including birds, chicks, dogs, and cats; and fruit. Other imagery includes two witches flying on brooms holding a "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" banner; London printer William Dickes series of women in native costume from Switzerland, Russia, and Norway; a holiday card that opens to a sledding scene of children holding letters spelling "Merry Christmas"; and a Valentine Day card showing a letter slot filled with valentines. Scrapbook also contains watercolors and drawings, trade cards, programs, menus, invitations, ribbons, photographs, etchings, newspaper clippings, including an announcement of the wedding of Adelaide Watson, and a post card from "cousin Will." Trade cards advertise businesses, including J. E. Caldwell & Co., Stephen F. Whitman & Son, P. Fleischner & Co., Sharpless & Sons, F. T. Howell & Co., A. Ripka & Bro., J. H. Way & Bro., and Automatic Signal Telegraph Co. containing four scenes showing a robbery and fire and police and fire department., Watercolors and drawings depict a woman attired in early 19th-century garb in a pumpkin patch, marinescapes, and an anthropomorphic frog. Photographs include a half stereograph showing a croquet match in front of a resort hotel and a photograph of Fifth and Walnut streets (Philadelphia) “taken by Chris in "88." Etchings include a portrait of an elderly man and one signed F. A. Stokes showing a man at a table. Other ephemera includes a hand-made tablet with a cover containing a watercolor depicting birds; a cloth padded bird figurine; a metamorphic playbill for the play "French Flats" at Union Square Theatre; a typewritten engagement announcement composed as a poem; a Christmas Hymnal booklet; handwritten word games, including 'Progressive Conversation"; a Pennsylvania Railroad "Old Point Comfort" tour schedule; and a train schedule scrap annotated with a doodle and inscribed text., Black binding, stamped on cover: Scrapbook., Label pasted on verso of cover: Patent Back Scrap Book. Pat. March 28, 1876., Inscribed on front free end paper: Minnie Campbell Harris Philadelphia. January 12, 1887., Provenance and date of majority of contents indentified by brief inscriptions. Provenances include Nannie (i.e., Mary Jaudon) Harris, Lucy and Susan Jaudon, Mai Philler, Carrie (i.e., Caroline) Biddle, and Helen Morton., Printers include Philadelphia firms Craig, Finley & Co., Dreka, Rowley & Chew, and Sunshine Pub. Co.; Boston firm L. Prang & Co.; and British and Irish firms William Dickes, Marcus Ward & Co., and Eyre & Spottiswoode., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Housed in phase box., Gift of Elizabeth McClean., Inventory available at repository., Mary Campbell Harris (known as Minnie), daughter of U.S. Naval Commander Thomas Cadwalder Harris (1826-1875) and Mary Louisa Bainbridge Jaudon (1835-1914), was born in New York on December 27, 1862. Descended from Commodore William Bainbridge and Thomas Harris, the first surgeon-general of the United States Navy, Harris and her family resided in Philadelphia by 1866. In 1893, she married John L. Wilson (b. 1850), later treasurer of Coal Land Corporation and the couple resided in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Harris was active in the Sedgely Club and often attended and held card parties, teas, and luncheons noted in the local press. Harris spent her later years residing in Bryn Mawr where she died circa 1948.