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19th Century Cloth Bindings Database
A searchable database detailing the structure, condition, and appearance of approximately 3000 cloth bindings. Search the 19th Century Cloth Bindings Database.

Aero Service Corporation Photographic Negative Collection
Views of the greater Philadelphia area taken circa 1920s-1930s by Aero Service Corporation, an aerial photography firm established in Philadelphia in 1919.

African Americana Collection
Visual and textual materials from the Library Company's African American history collections, 16th-early 20th centuries.

African Americana from the Thomas Richardson Scrapbook
Depictions of African Americans contained within a scrapbook compiled by Philadelphia banknote printer Thomas Richardson, ca. 1855- ca. 1857.

Amateur Newspapers and Journals Collection
Short runs and single issues of 19th-century self-published newspapers. Mostly 1870s.

American Celebrities Albums
Two volume set of albums containing predominately cartes-de-visite photographic portraits of prominent American 19th-century figures in politics, education, and the arts, ca. 1870.

American Song Sheets, Slip Ballads and Poetical Broadsides Collection
Collection of 5,462 lyric sheets, also known as slip ballads, published in the 19th century and offered for sale by stationers, street-corner vendors, and by catalog through the mail.

Art and Artifacts Collection
The Library Company’s collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, scientific instruments, and other artifacts.

"At the Instance" Illustration Collection
112 images chosen for "At the Instance of Benjamin Franklin" : A Brief History of the Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia: Printed for the Library Company of Philadelphia by York Graphic Services Inc., 1995).

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Album
Album containing photographs of railroad bridges and stations along the B&O Railroad's Philadelphia Division taken on a trip made by a small group of B&O Railroad employees who surveyed the line, March 1891.

Bartlett & French Stereograph Collection
Stereographs depicting Philadelphia streetscapes, ca. 1868.

Bartlett & Smith Stereograph Collection
Stereographs depicting Philadelphia views including commercial buildings along Chestnut Street.

Helen Beitler Graphic Ephemera Collection
Collection of illustrated ephemera, primarily trade cards, envelopes, receipts, letterheads, billheads, and labels, for predominantly Pennsylvania businesses and trades, ca. 1830-ca. 1910.

Frank Berry Photographic Negative Collection
Photographs taken by Frank Berry documenting his neighborhood of Manayunk and the nearby Wissahickon Valley in Fairmount Park, ca. 1910.

Bits of Nature and Some Art Products in Fairmount Park at Philadelphia, Penna.
Volume of lithographs and etchings of Fairmount Park by prominent Philadelphia lithographer and artist Augustus Kollner, ca. 1878.

John C. Browne Photograph Albums
Views of Photographic Society of Philadelphia excursions, Philadelphia landmarks, and regional natural scenery, 1873-1882.

John C. Bullock Lantern Slide Collection
Collection containing 182 glass lantern slides primarily created between 1910 and 1915 to illustrate the third edition of Charles F. Jenkins’ local history book, The Guide Book to Historic Germantown.

Cased Photograph Collection
Collection of encased images including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes, ca. 1840-1870. Each item includes a view of the recto and verso of the case (when case is present), as well as the interior image.

Amy Matilda Cassey Album
Album documenting the life of Amy Matilda Cassey, an African American activist in antebellum Philadelphia. Cassey, active in the Philadelphia Female Antislavery Society, local black literary and debating societies, and other reform movements, collected poetry, essays, sketches and floral watercolors between 1833 and 1856.

Centennial Exhibition Philadelphia Album
Photographs of the major buildings, the exhibits, and the landscape of the World's Fair in Philadelphia, 1876.