In Chapin, J.R. The historical picture gallery (Boston, 1856), p. 155., Full-length portrait of the wilderness woman astride a galloping horse; she looks over her left shoulder, with a whip held high in her right hand; her clothing does not identify her as male or female.
In The afflicted and deserted wife, or, Singular and surprising adventures of Mrs. Ellen Stephens (New York, 1842), frontispiece., Mrs. Ellen Stephens is probably a fictitious character., Three-quarter length portrait of the woman wearing a dress with leg-of-mutton sleeves, with her head down-turned, in tears.
A woman wears plaid breeches, smokes a cigarette, and looks in the mirror., Text: Wearing the breeches, wearing the breeches! / Know that all our experience teaches, / A woman, forgetting what's due her sex, is / Ready for vice and all it annexes., Provenance: McAllister, John A. (John Allister), 1822-1896, collector.
Full-length portrait of Mrs. Elizabeth M’Dougald in a natural setting. She is depicted “in the guise of a Scottish Highlander,” wearing a highland dress and a Scottish bonnet with feathers, and holding two shotguns. --P. 18., In M’Dougald, Elizabeth. The Life, travels, and extraordinary adventures of Elizabeth M’Dougald (Providence, 1834), ., "Thus attired I commenced my pursuit after the destroyer of my happiness, -- once the idol that I worshiped”., Elizabeth M’Dougald was a Scottish woman who was abandoned by her husband for another woman. With murderous intentions she pursued him by crossing the Atlantic, traveling throughout Canada and the United States, and enlisting in the Army.
In Chapin, J.R. The historical picture gallery (Boston, 1856), p. 407., Full-length recumbent portrait of the American woman from South Carolina who disguised herself as a man and joined the Continental Army; her sex was not discovered until after she died in battle (either in 1782 or 1778).
Waist-length portrait of the writer, an amputee, holding a book in her left hand., In Johnson, Sophia. The friendless orphan, an affecting narrative of the trials and afflictions of Sophia Johnson, the early victim of a cruel step-mother (Pittsburgh, 1842), title vignette., Sophia Johnson dressed as a man to serve with her brother in the War of 1812., Portrait re-engraved after the original engravings by Huestis in the 1841 New York printing of The friendless orphan.
In The female review: or, memoirs of an American young lady; whose life and character are peculiarly distinguished-- being a Continental soldier, for nearly three years, in the late American war (Dedham, 1797), frontispiece., Gannett dressed as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War., "I shall here notice a heroic deed of this gallantress; which, while it deserves the applause of every patriot and veteran, must chill the blood of the tender and sensible female. Two bastion redoubts of the enemy having advanced two hundred yards on the left, which checked the progress of the combined forces, it was proposed to reduce them by storm. To inspire emulation in the troops, the reduction of one was committed to the Americans, and the other to the French. A select corps was chosen. The commander of the infantry was given to Fayette, with permission to manage as he pleased. He therefore ordered them to remember Cherry-Valley and New London Quarters, and to retaliate accordingly, by putting them to the sword, after having carried the redoubts. Our Heroine was one of these! At dark, they marched to the assault with unloaded arms, but with fixed bayonets; and with unexampled bravery, attacking on all sides at once, after some time of violent resistance, were complete victors of the redoubts."--P. 151-152., Bust-length portrait of Gannett, encircled by ornamental oval frame with decorative elements including eagle, flags, and foliage., Another portrait appears in Chapin, J.R. The historical picture gallery (Boston, 1856), p. 27., Another copy of portrait held in Graphic Arts [Portrait Prints - S [5750.F.29a]]. Copy reproduced in "In Disguise" online exhibition.
In The life and sufferings of Miss Emma Cole (Boston, 1844), p. ., Emma Cole [later Mrs. Hanson] is probably a fictitious character., Full-length of the woman wearing a sailor suit, lying on her back on the deck of a ship, while a man binds her hands. Four other armed men stand nearby.
In A Sketch of the life of Elizabeth Emmons, or, The female sailor. 2nd ed. (Boston, 1841), frontispiece., Elizabeth Emmons is probably a fictitious character., Waist-length portrait of the partially-sighted woman on board ship, wearing a sailor uniform.
A man smokes and wears both men's and women's clothing, including a skirt, a top hat, breeches, and a coat and jacket. His has mutton chops. The border features a woman embracing a man; the pair resemble Commedia dell'arte characters. At the bottom is a pack of matches marked "Lucifer's matches." "Guv," or govenor is slang for "boss.", Text: Some chaps are seen / For crinoline / By Nature's hand adapted; / No woman's love / To such is "guv," / Their hearts are never tapped at., Provenance: McAllister, John A. (John Allister), 1822-1896, collector.
Procession of the advertising and publishing club established in 1906 in honor of Benjamin Franklin past the Poor Richard Club and the nightclub, "Club Madrid," on the 1300 block of Locust Street. Depicts the members being led by a Franklin impersonator and a man, wearing makeup and a curly, white wig and attired in an embellished long-sleeved shirt with a cap, shorts, and white stockings, on horseback. They are followed by costumed and uncostumed members. All the costumed "young Franklins," except for a few who hold flags and a club banner, carry loaves of bread simulating Franklin's arrival to Philadelphia. Spectators watch from the sidewalk and the street, including an African American chauffeur leaning on a parked car. Parade may commemorate the relocation of the club to 1319 Locust Street from 239 Camac Street on November 30, 1925., Title supplied by cataloger., Photographer's blind stamp on recto., Gift of Joseph Kelly, 1982., Description revised 2022., Access points revised 2023., Part of digital collections catalog 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.
Photo Illustrators (Firm), photographer
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department Photo-Illustrators-11x14 [P.8876.3]
Eccentrically-arranged scrapbook predominantly containing newspaper clippings, patent medicine almanac advertisements, and comic valentines. Also contains scraps, trade cards, and labels. Clippings, many published in the sensational periodicals “National Police Gazette” and “Days’ Doings” primarily depict illustrations of murders and violence, crimes and punishments, human curiosities, animal attacks, human peril, women in distress, gender non-conforming people, evocative theatrical performances, acts of daring, and comic scenes in silhouette. Illustrations include H. P. Peer's 1879 jump from the Niagara Falls bridge and a fight between the elephant "Bolivar" and a camel in Van Amburgh's menagerie. Patent medicine advertisements primarily promote the products of Barker’s Horse, Cattle, and Poultry Powder; C. I. Hood’s Sarsaparilla; Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pill; and E. S. Well's Rough on Rats. Valentines satirize various professions and gender and ethnic stereotypes, including a cook, music teacher, machinist, hatter, seamstress, “French nurse –(from Ireland),” “novel reader,” “prudish young woman,” and “an old bore.”, Also contains some sentimental and genre imagery, including mothers and children, children playing, and pets; landscape and cityscape illustrations; racist caricatures of African Americans; Tobin trade cards depicting comical views of baseball players (p. 21); an advertisement for The Electric Era/ German Electric Belt Agency (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Dalziel Brother illustrations of scenes from popular Charles Dickens novels like “Nicholas Nickleby”; chromoxylograph illustration from Aunt Matilda series “The Little Deserter” (McLoughlin Bros., ca. 1869); illustrated children's book covers; and a finely-designed chromolithographic advertisement depicting allegorical figures, flowers, and produce to promote gardens (Lowell, Mass.)., Title supplied by cataloger., Small number of pages contain hand-coloring., Also originally included tucked-in partial editions of N.Y. newspapers issued in 1890. Issues housed in mylar and with scrapbook., Scrap depicting two racing horses and their jockeys pasted on back cover., Housed in phase box., Purchase 2012., RVCDC, Description revised 2021., Access points revised 2021.
[ca. 1869-ca. 1890, bulk 1880-1890]
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department *albums (flat) [P.2012.42]