Illustrated trade card depicting a woman attired in a large plumed hat pushing a young girl on a sleigh chair across the ice. The girl wears a hat similar to the woman's and warms her hands in a hand muff., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Digitized.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department trade card - Brady [1975.F.107]
Aerial views of the Independent Pier Company at the Tioga Marine Terminal along the Delware River in Philadelphia. Adjacent pier are visible and a large ship is docked at the facility. Businesses lining Delaware Avenue just west of the riverfront can be seen as well., Negative numbers: 16099n., Manuscript note on negative sleeve: Independent Pier Co., Phila, Pa., October 19, 1933.
Aero Service Corporation, photographer
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department Aero Service [P.8990.16099n]
Antislavery print celebrating the moment freedom seeker Henry Box Brown emerged from his crate in Philadelphia. Brown, with the assistance of the Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, escaped slavery by having himself shipped to Philadelphia where he emerged in the presence of abolitionists Professor Charles D. Cleveland, J. Miller M'Kim, William Still, and printer Lewis Thompson. Depicts Brown just emerging from his box with Still holding the crate's lid labeled, "Wm. Johnson, Arch St. Philadelphia, This side up with Care;" Cleveland with a saw in his right hand; M'Kim with a hatchet in one hand and using his other hand to help Still hold the lid; and Thompson pointing to Brown with his right hand as he holds in his free hand a walking stick., Title from item., Date inferred from variant described in Reilly and LCP copy described by Jeffrey Ruggles, The unboxing of Henry Box Brown (Richmond: The Library of Virginia, 2003), 114. Ruggles notes copies of the print had been received and advertised by the "Anti-Slavery Bugle" of Ohio before March 8, 1851., Variant reproduced in William Still, The underground railroad (1872) p.70. [LCP Am 1872 Still, 56405.O]., Lib. Company. Annual Report, 1975, p. 59-60., Purchase 1975., Description revised 2021., Access points revised 2021., 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 Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor, 2013-2014., Call number in location based on Reilly entry., Kramer was a German born painter and lithographer who worked with the Rosenthals, a prominent Philadelphia family of lithographers, by 1850 and through the early 1850s.
Kramer, Peter, 1823-1907, artist
[ca. 1850 - ca. 1851]
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department Political Cartoons - 1850-4R variant [8183.F]