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A perspective view of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia in which is represented her relative position to the Tripolitan gunboats ...

A perspective view of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia in whi...

Photograph shows Tripolitan gun boats firing on the U.S.S. Philadelphia and during the Tripolitan Wars, 1803.

Schuylkill Bridge, High Street, Philadelphia

Schuylkill Bridge, High Street, Philadelphia

Print shows view of the Schuylkill Bridge with an inset showing the bridge covered.

Schuylkill Bridge High Street Philadelphia / [drawn by W. Birch ; engraved by S. Seymour].

Schuylkill Bridge High Street Philadelphia / [drawn by W. Birch ; engr...

Print shows a view of the Schuylkill Bridge at High Street, Philadelphia, with exposed frame structure prior to being enclosed; insert at bottom center shows a view of the bridge as covered. On the left, a man ... more

Architectural drawing for a house for John Markoe, near 9th Street and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Architectural drawing for a house for John Markoe, near 9th Street and...

Working drawing showing vestibule doors, moldings, and hardware as plans, elevations, sections, and details; rendering.

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Print shows an advertisement for Sellers & Pennock showing several men operating a firehose water-pumping machine.

View of Philadelphia as seen from top of Great Ship House, Augt. 1829 / Smith, John R.

View of Philadelphia as seen from top of Great Ship House, Augt. 1829 ...

(DLC/PP-1996:023.12) Notations below, above and within image identify types of ships and places. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory no. 152. Title from item. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection (Library o... more

A view of the Butte des Morts treaty ground with the arrival of the commissioners Gov. Lewis Cass and Col. McKenney in 1827 / / painted on the spot by J.O. Lewis ; Lehman & Duval Lithrs. Philada.

A view of the Butte des Morts treaty ground with the arrival of the co...

The arrival by boat of Lewis Cass and Colonel McKenney at Butte des Morts, Wisconsin, 1827.

A south east view of Merchants Hotel, nth Fourth St. Philada, J.M. Sanderson & Son / drawn and engraved by J.R. Smith, Philada.

A south east view of Merchants Hotel, nth Fourth St. Philada, J.M. San...

Print shows citizens engaged in a number of activities on a busy street. A carriage is dropping off or picking up luggage at the hotel while guests are relaxing on the balcony. (DLC/PP-1993:212.23) Title from i... more

The Chinese collection in the lower saloon of the new building at the corner of 9th & George Street, Philadelphia... / drawn on stone by A. Newsam ; P.S. Duval lith., Philada. ; engraved by J. & W.W. Warr.

The Chinese collection in the lower saloon of the new building at the ...

Poster depicting Chinese people and scenes, announcing exhibition of Chinese objects.

An unfinished house, in Chesnut Street Philadelphia. Built for the late Robert Morris Esqr. / designed & published by W. Birch enamel painter, 1800 ; republished by Desilver 1841.

An unfinished house, in Chesnut Street Philadelphia. Built for the lat...

Print shows a street view of a large house under construction beyond two trees in the foreground; also shows pedestrians and, arriving on the left, a workman carrying a ladder.

High Street, with the First Presbyterian church Philadelphia. Taken down in 1820 / designed & published by W. Birch enamel painter, 1800.

High Street, with the First Presbyterian church Philadelphia. Taken do...

Print shows a street view with the High Street marketplace on the left and the First Presbyterian Church on the right, with pedestrians on the sidewalk and service carts on the cobblestone street.

American fashions, fall & winter 1849-50, by John R. Shankland, no. 100, Chesnut St. Philadelphia / designed & lithographed by Hoffy, No. 20 Sth. 3rd. Street, Philadelphia ; P.S. Duval's Steam lith. Press, Philadelphia.

American fashions, fall & winter 1849-50, by John R. Shankland, no. 10...

Print shows in two horizontal panels, at top, eight men, a woman, and four children standing outdoors along a dirt roadway, one man is dressed for hunting and carrying a rifle, and at bottom, six men, five chil... more

[U.S. Customs House, Philadelphia]

[U.S. Customs House, Philadelphia]

Exterior view of the U.S. Customs House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Arch Street Theatre

Arch Street Theatre

Photo shows an exterior view of the Arch Street Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-1999:126). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

[Laying the cornerstone of the new Masonic temple, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

[Laying the cornerstone of the new Masonic temple, Philadelphia, Penns...

Date and photographer attribution from a half-tone illustration by Frank H. Taylor in P&P collections File. Note with daguerreotype: "Re-sealed but plates were probably reversed the last time this was opened" W... more

Harrison's handkerchief extracts Apollos W. Harrison No. 10 South 7th Street Philadelphia / / Alphonse Bigot del. ; designed and drawn on stone by Alphonse Bigot.

Harrison's handkerchief extracts Apollos W. Harrison No. 10 South 7th ...

Print shows a ballroom scene at a stately manor in a sylvan setting, the foreground overflowing with floral arrangements and there are two massive lampposts flanking the entrance. On the left and the right are ... more

Paris, New York & Philadelphia fashions for spring & summer 1855, published & sold by F. Mahan, No. 186 Chesnut Street, Philadelphia / P.S. Duval & Co's Steam lith. Press, Philada.

Paris, New York & Philadelphia fashions for spring & summer 1855, publ...

Print shows in two horizontal panels, at top, men, a woman, and two children standing in a large drawing room, and at bottom, men, a woman, and two children standing outdoors on a street at seaside. At bottom c... more

Perspective view / L.N. Rosenthals Chromo Lith. Phila.

Perspective view / L.N. Rosenthals Chromo Lith. Phila.

Print shows a perspective view of an Italianate style building on a street corner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; designed by architect Samuel Sloan, it may have been the residence of Joseph Harrison, Jr. at 221... more

Disastrous calamity on the North Pennsylvania rail road ... John McDevitt, No. 846 N. Second Street. Philadelphia [c. 1856].

Disastrous calamity on the North Pennsylvania rail road ... John McDev...

Verse.; On verso: MC# 09-82-038.319 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 156, Folder 26.

New Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, building, Pa.

New Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, building, Pa.

Stereograph showing the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane under construction, with many workers posing in foreground.

Main Street, Germantown

Main Street, Germantown

Photograph shows street in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Interior of Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Geo. A. Sawin, Co. A, 22 Mass., Philadelphia / I. Wilton Hall, photo. printer, 21 School Street, Boston.

Geo. A. Sawin, Co. A, 22 Mass., Philadelphia / I. Wilton Hall, photo. ...

Photograph shows reproduction of 1862 photograph of George A. Sawin, musician of Co. A, 22nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in uniform. Title from item.

Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Interior of Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Exterior of Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rebecca. A slave girl from New Orleans / J. E. McClees, artist, 910 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Rebecca. A slave girl from New Orleans / J. E. McClees, artist, 910 Ch...

Photograph shows a bust portrait of Rebecca Huger, facing front.

Smith's Island, Phil.

Smith's Island, Phil.

Photograph shows the swimming pool on Smith's Island, a popular 19th century resort area in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Title from item. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection at the Library of Congress.

Handel and Hayden Hall occupied by the Union Business College of Philadelphia

Handel and Hayden Hall occupied by the Union Business College of Phila...

Photograph shows students attending class at Union Business College, now named Peirce College, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Robert Wood's ornamental iron works, Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia / Hinckley ; printed by Henry B. Ashmead.

Robert Wood's ornamental iron works, Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia / Hinc...

Print shows an advertisement for Robert Wood's Ornamental Iron Works on "Ridge Avenue below Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia" showing cast iron statues and fountains, the "Clay Monument, at Pottsville, Pa.", ... more

Under Girard Av. Bridge, Philad'a

Under Girard Av. Bridge, Philad'a

Stereograph showing the Girard Avenue Bridge, Philadelphia, from below, perhaps during construction.

Birds eye view of Philadelphia and vicinity showing location of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad.

Birds eye view of Philadelphia and vicinity showing location of the Ph...

Perspective map not drawn to scale. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 827.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pa.

Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pa.

Stereograph showing a couple seated on a shady hillside by a path.

Mansion house

Mansion house

Print shows a view of the front of the mansion house, from a souvenir booklet of views of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, part 1st, 1870.

Fairmount, Philadelphia

Fairmount, Philadelphia

Stereograph showing visitors on a terrace in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

[Zieber family outside their Philadelphia home at Broad and Girard Ave.]

[Zieber family outside their Philadelphia home at Broad and Girard Ave...

Stereograph showing Zieber family group on the lawn.

Keeper's house

Keeper's house

Print shows a view of an eclectic, picturesque building that serves as the park keeper's house, from a souvenir booklet of views of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, part 1st, 1870.

Band house

Band house

Print shows a view of a bandstand, with two children on the lawn in the foreground, from a souvenir booklet of views of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, part 1st, 1870.

Views of Wm. F. Murphy's Sons' stationery establishment, 509 Chestnut St., (opposite Independence Hall), Philadelphia. Interior of store

Views of Wm. F. Murphy's Sons' stationery establishment, 509 Chestnut ...

Stereograph showing shop interior with shelves and glass cases of goods for sale. On verso: ... stationery, steam-power printing, ruling and blank book manufacturing establishment ... James Cremer, Photographer... more

[Page of advertisements including three original photoprints of public buildings in Philadelphia: Custom House and Post Office, Philadelphia Exchange, and United States Mint]

[Page of advertisements including three original photoprints of public...

Photos (possibly stereo halves) are ad for "James Cremer, photographer, and publisher of American scenery for the stereoscope, ... Philadelphia"

New Masonic temple, Grand Lodge room, west [Philadelphia]

New Masonic temple, Grand Lodge room, west [Philadelphia]

Stereograph showing interior view. F. Gutekunst, Photog'r, No. 712 Arch Street. From James Cremer's Stereoscopic Emporium, 18 South Eighth St., Philadelphia. Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress). T... more

Whirligig in Shützen Park, Philadelphia, Pa., Sep. 1873

Whirligig in Shützen Park, Philadelphia, Pa., Sep. 1873

Stereograph showing a carousel at Shützen Park, Philadelphia.

Design for U.S. Custom House and Post Office, Philadelphia, PA.
Birdseye view of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, with the buildings of the International Exhibition 1876

Birdseye view of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, with the buildings of t...

Print shows the Schuylkill River with people strolling and riding in carriages in the foreground.

At Dock Street wharf / Schell & Hogan ; JL[?] sc.

At Dock Street wharf / Schell & Hogan ; JL[?] sc.

Print shows congestion of horse-drawn carts and wagons overburdened with merchanise on Dock Street, also handcarts, teamsters and longshoremen, and railroad locomotives and cars for hauling goods from ships to ... more

Scenery in Fairmount Park. West from North Laurel

Scenery in Fairmount Park. West from North Laurel

Stereograph showing a terrace with view of houses across the water.

Japanese Bazaar

Japanese Bazaar

Birds-eye-view of Japanese building and garden at the 1876 Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, Pa.

Brown, Westhead, Moore, & Co's exhibit

Brown, Westhead, Moore, & Co's exhibit

Plates, urns, figurines, etc. on display at the 1876 Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, Pa. from T.C. Brown, Westhead, Moore & Co. Cauldon Place and Royal Victoria Works; Hanley, Staffordshire, England.

Wissahickon R. R. Bridge

Wissahickon R. R. Bridge

Stereograph showing a railroad bridge and a smaller bridge crossing the Wissahickon Creek, Philadelphia, with a man sitting on the shore.

The Centennial. General view from George's Hill showing camp of West Point cadets

The Centennial. General view from George's Hill showing camp of West P...

Stereograph showing view over the fairgrounds, including a crowd watching exercises of the West Point cadets.

Temp. Custom House, Main Exh. Bldg

Temp. Custom House, Main Exh. Bldg

Checking, moving and unpacking large crates. Wood engraved scene of the preparation of Phila. Centennial Expo.

Victorian Court, Australian sec.

Victorian Court, Australian sec.

Sculpture of Lynceus at International Exhibition in Philadelphia. 1449592 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 2100.

International Exhibition, Phila., Pa.: Govt. Bldg. from West Gallery

International Exhibition, Phila., Pa.: Govt. Bldg. from West Gallery

Stereo copyrighted by the Centennial Photo. Co. No. 2687. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

First steam fire engine, and trip hammer

First steam fire engine, and trip hammer

2375H U.S. Copyright Office. No. 2775.

Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Stuffed kangaroo at International Exhibition in Philadelphia.

Main Building from S gallery

Main Building from S gallery

Aerial view of exhibit at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition.

The Tocsin of liberty: rung by the state house bell, (Independence Hall;) Philadelphia, July 4th. 1776

The Tocsin of liberty: rung by the state house bell, (Independence Hal...

Print shows a man ringing the Liberty Bell while crowds in the background cheer.

Home Insurance Company, cash assets $6,000,000, July / Kronheim & Co., 9 Dey Street, New York.

Home Insurance Company, cash assets $6,000,000, July / Kronheim & Co.,...

Print on recto shows calendar from the Home Insurance Company almanac, July 1876, with illustration of crowd outside of the Pennsylvania State House, Philadelphia, on July 8, 1776, for the announcement of the D... more

[A street in Philadelphia on the opening of the American Centennial Festival Exhibition, 1876]

[A street in Philadelphia on the opening of the American Centennial Fe...

Reproduction on the cover of the Illustrated London News. Reference copy available in LOT 4435-A, This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: S... more

Philadelphia, Pa. - Ceremonies in front of Independence Hall, Chestnut Street, at the opening of the centennial year - Mayor Stokley raising the old colonial flag

Philadelphia, Pa. - Ceremonies in front of Independence Hall, Chestnut...

Fireworks. Wood engraving after sketches by Harry Ogden. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1876 Jan. 22, p. 317. Reference copy may be in LOT 4435A. This record contains unverified, old data from... more