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B. Franklin of Philadelphia - L.L.D. F.R.S. / B. Wilson pinxt. ; Js McArdell fecit.

B. Franklin of Philadelphia - L.L.D. F.R.S. / B. Wilson pinxt. ; Js Mc...

Benjamin Franklin, half-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, he holds a book "Electric Expts", scientific instruments are to his left, and in the background lightning strikes a village. From a paint... more

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor...

Cartoon shows the old courthouse in Philadelphia during the October 1, 1764 election where a line of men wait at the steps on the right to enter the courthouse and cast their votes; in the foreground, many men,... more

W.H. Drayton / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphia ; engraved by B.L. Prevost at Paris.

W.H. Drayton / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphia ; en...

William Henry Drayton, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in medallion.

J. Reed / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphia ; engraved by B.L. Prevost at Paris.

J. Reed / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphia ; engrave...

Print shows Joseph Reed, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile; in medallion on pedestal.

H. Gates / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphia ; engraved by B.L. Prevost at Paris.

H. Gates / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphia ; engrav...

Horatio Gates, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in medallion.

Silas Deane, Esq. / drawn from the life by Dusimitiere, at Philadelphia ; W. Angus sculp.

Silas Deane, Esq. / drawn from the life by Dusimitiere, at Philadelphi...

Silas Deane, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in medallion.

S. Huntingdon [sic] / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphia ; engraved by B.L. Prevost at Paris.

S. Huntingdon [sic] / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelph...

Samuel Huntington, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in medallion.

J. Dickenson [sic] / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphia ; engraved by B.L. Prevost at Paris.

J. Dickenson [sic] / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphi...

John Dickinson, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in medallion.

S. Deane / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphia ; engraved by B.L. Prevost at Paris.

S. Deane / drawn from the life by Du Simitier in Philadelphia ; engrav...

Silas Deane, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in medallion.

Premiere assemblée du congrès / dessiné par le Barbier Peintre du Roi ; gravé par Godefroy de l'Academie Imple. et Royale de Vienne &c.

Premiere assemblée du congrès / dessiné par le Barbier Peintre du Roi ...

Print shows session of the First Continental Congress, September 1774, in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

B. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. - born at Boston in New England, Jan. 6th 1706 - died at Philadelphia, April 17th 1790

B. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. - born at Boston in New England, Jan. 6th 1...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in oval over the epigram: Eripuit cælo fulmen; sceptrumque tyrannis.

Green Hill, the seat of Samuel Meredith Esqr. near Philadelphia / J. Hoffman del. ; S. Hill sc.
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.

The Burning of the fregate the Philadelphia in the harbor of Tripoli ...

The Burning of the fregate the Philadelphia in the harbor of Tripoli ....

Photograph of original engraving by John b. Guerrazzi shows the United States frigate Philadelphia aflame during the First Tripolitan War, 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.

Masonic Hall, Philadelphia

Masonic Hall, Philadelphia

Print showing street view of Masonic Hall in Philadelphia.

Christ Church, Philadelphia / J.P. Malcolm del. et sculp.

Christ Church, Philadelphia / J.P. Malcolm del. et sculp.

Print shows an exterior view of Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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.

Convention at Philadelphia, 1787

Convention at Philadelphia, 1787

George Washington addressing a group of men in a hall at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Sportsmens depot established in 1826. John Krider, gun maker, dealer in fishing tackle and all kinds of sporting apparatus, N.E. corner 2nd & Walnut sts., Philadelphia, Pa.

Sportsmens depot established in 1826. John Krider, gun maker, dealer i...

Print shows an advertisement for gun maker John Krider of Philadelphia, with two hunters sitting, holding their guns, with their dogs, and a man fishing on the bank of a stream, as the central image enclosed by... more

First plate of four subjects, for Birch's Philadelphia

First plate of four subjects, for Birch's Philadelphia

Print showing four vignette views on one sheet; upper left, "Franklin Library in 1800", bottom left, "Swedes Church Southwark", upper right, "Pennsylvania Hospital in 1800", and bottom right, "High St. Market H... more

Life in Philadelphia. Plate 13 / Clay fecit 1829.

Life in Philadelphia. Plate 13 / Clay fecit 1829.

Print shows an African American couple walking on the street; the woman asks the man whether he likes the waltz.

Like master like man / E.W. Clay del.

Like master like man / E.W. Clay del.

Print shows two African American men, with their seconds, about to fight a duel with pistols at close range.

Great solar eclipse. To be seen every day at West's observatory, No. 7 Pear St. Philadelphia. NB No postponement on account of weather

Great solar eclipse. To be seen every day at West's observatory, No. 7...

Print shows an advertisement for West's Blacking Climax with five adults, a child, and a dog using smoked glass to observe West's Blacking logo eclipse the sun. The man on the left states, "What an awful eclips... more

Sir Walter Scott and his literary friends at Abbotsford / painted by Thos. Faed ; engd. by J. Sartain, Phila.

Sir Walter Scott and his literary friends at Abbotsford / painted by T...

Scott, Mackenzie, Wilson, Crabbe, Lockhart, Wordsworth, Jeffrey, Ferguson, Moore, Allen, Campbell, Wilkie, and Constable seated at table.

The chaplet, a waltz by Flora / Kennedy & Lucas lithography, Philada.

The chaplet, a waltz by Flora / Kennedy & Lucas lithography, Philada.

Sheet music cover showing tree with branches containing lines of music, and bees denoting sharps.

United States Bank, Philadelphia / drawn by C. Burton, N.Y. ; engraved & printed by Fenner, Sears & Co.

United States Bank, Philadelphia / drawn by C. Burton, N.Y. ; engraved...

Print shows pedestrians on a broad sidewalk in front of the Second Bank of the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a Greek revival style building designed by William Strickland.

Andrew Jackson. From the original painting in the possession of Col. C.G. Childs of Philadelphia / painted by W. J. Hubard ; engraved by J. Sartain.

Andrew Jackson. From the original painting in the possession of Col. C...

Print shows Andrew Jackson, full-length portrait, sitting in a chair, facing front, with legs crossed and hands on lap.

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.

Kee-O-Kuck or the Watching Fox the present Chief of the Sauk tribe and successor to Black Hawk / / painted by J.O. Lewis at the great treaty of Prarie du Chien 1825 ; Lehman & Duval Lithrs. Philada.

Kee-O-Kuck or the Watching Fox the present Chief of the Sauk tribe and...

Kee-O-Kuck or the Watching Fox, full length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, wearing traditional dress, at Prairie du Chien, 1825.

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.

[Philadelphia Merchant's Exchange]

[Philadelphia Merchant's Exchange]

Drawing showing exchange building with surrounding streets and buildings; streets are filled with pedestrians, horse-drawn omnibuses, and soldiers in formation.

James K. Polk. Governor of the state of Tennessee / from life & on stone by Chas. Fenderich ; printed by P.S. Duval, Lith., Philadelphia.

James K. Polk. Governor of the state of Tennessee / from life & on sto...

Print shows James K. Polk, half-length portrait, facing left; includes facsimile signature.

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.

Martin Van Buren, President of the United States / from life & on stone by Chas. Fenderich Washn. City ; printed by P.S. Duval, Philada.

Martin Van Buren, President of the United States / from life & on ston...

Print shows Martin Van Buren, half-length portrait, facing front; includes facsimile signature (M. van Buren).

Nathaniel P. Tallmadge. Senator from New-York / from life & on stone by Chas. Fenderich, Washington City ; printed by P.S. Duval, Lithr., Philada.

Nathaniel P. Tallmadge. Senator from New-York / from life & on stone b...

Print shows Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, half-length portrait, facing left; includes facsimile signature.

A. Mouton. Senator from Louisiana / from life on stone by Chas. Fenderich ; printed by P.S. Duval, Lith., Philada.

A. Mouton. Senator from Louisiana / from life on stone by Chas. Fender...

Print shows Alexander Mouton, half-length portrait, facing left, with coat over right shoulder.

U.S. Ship Pennsylvania. Charles Stewart Esq. Comr. / Drawn on stone by Charles C. Barton, U.S.N. ; Lith. & Pubd. by Lehmann & Duval Philadelphia.

U.S. Ship Pennsylvania. Charles Stewart Esq. Comr. / Drawn on stone by...

Print showing the sailing battleship Pennsylvania.

O.N. Thacher, Hat, Cap & Fur Ware-House Wholesale & retail / / on stone by Jas. Queen. ; P.S. Duval, Lith. Phil.

O.N. Thacher, Hat, Cap & Fur Ware-House Wholesale & retail / / on ston...

Advertisement for Thacher's establishment at Nth. Third St., No. 40, opposite the City Hotel, Philadelphia, showing interior view of shop with hats piled on a counter and on shelves, an image of a beaver fellin... more

American bank note company, Philadelphia, office 125 S. 5th St.

American bank note company, Philadelphia, office 125 S. 5th St.

Print shows an advertisement for the American Bank Note Company with an engraved illustration showing the "Signing the Declaration of Independence" and on the verso the full text of the Declaration of Independe... more

Ch. D. Meigs, M.D. Prof. Med & Diseases of women & children in the Jefferson Medical College of Philada. / engraved by Welch & Walter (Of Philada) from a daguerreotype by M.P. Simons.

Ch. D. Meigs, M.D. Prof. Med & Diseases of women & children in the Jef...

Charles Delucena Meigs, half-length portrait, facing slightly left.

The orphans prayer / T. Sinclair's lith, Phila.

The orphans prayer / T. Sinclair's lith, Phila.

Young girl in graveyard, angel looks down from sky.

Henry Clay / painted by G. Linen ; engraved by J. Sartain. Philada.

Henry Clay / painted by G. Linen ; engraved by J. Sartain. Philada.

Print showing Henry Clay, full-length portrait, sitting with legs crossed, facing front, with right arm resting on a table, and holding papers in lap with left hand.

Battle of New Orleans - January 8, 1815 / desd. on the field of battle by Hthe. Laclotte ; drawn on stone by A. Hoffy ; P.S. Duval lith. Phila.

Battle of New Orleans - January 8, 1815 / desd. on the field of battle...

Print shows a bird's-eye view of the battlefield showing troop alignments and barricades, with the river in the foreground.

General Wm. H. Harrison of Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs and the Thames / on stone by James Queen, P.S. Duval, lith., Phila.

General Wm. H. Harrison of Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs and the Thames / on ...

Print shows presidential candidate William Henry Harrison as a military leader in dress uniform holding his sword. A laurel wreath below his portrait names him as a hero of War of 1812 battles. This portrait wa... more

The death-bed of Wesley / engraved by John Sartain ; Pub'd. by Wm. Sartain, Phila.

The death-bed of Wesley / engraved by John Sartain ; Pub'd. by Wm. Sar...

Print showing deathbed scene of Reverend John Wesley. Those attending Wesley are, from l. to right as listed on the print, Miss Sarah Wesley, a medical assistant, Rev. J. Bradford, Rev. P. Dickinson, Mrs. Charl... more

This is to certify that ... was duly elected a member of the above society on the ... day of ... 184-, and the pledge having been in due form administered to him he signed the same / Sinclair Lithr. Phila.

This is to certify that ... was duly elected a member of the above soc...

Print shows two men standing at a table on which is a pledge, one of them is offering a feather pen to another man who is standing with his wife and child.

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.

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.

The ox "Pennsylvania" / T. McClelland pinxt. ; lith. of T. Sinclair, Phila.

The ox "Pennsylvania" / T. McClelland pinxt. ; lith. of T. Sinclair, P...

Print showing a large ox, standing, right profile, and lying, facing front.

Commodore Chs. Stewart / From life on stone by A. Newsam ; P. S. Duval lith. Phila.

Commodore Chs. Stewart / From life on stone by A. Newsam ; P. S. Duval...

Portrait of Commodore Charles Stewart, half-length, facing left, with vignette below showing "Capture of H.M. Ships Cyane & Levant by the U.S. Frigate Constitution."

United States almanac, for the year 1841

United States almanac, for the year 1841

Print shows the title page for the United States Almanac for the year 1841 showing the deity Mercury/Hermes soaring above the waterfront at Philadelphia with ships and boats on the Delaware River and two men mo... more

No-Tin, a Chippewa chief / drawn, printed & col'd. at the Lithographic & Print Colouring Establishment No. 94 Walnut St., Phila.

No-Tin, a Chippewa chief / drawn, printed & col'd. at the Lithographic...

Print shows No-Tin, a Chippewa chief, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slighly right, wearing a headdress with two feathers, a neckband, and a blanket over his left shoulder.

David Vann. A Cherokee chief / drawn, printed and col'd at the Lithographic & Print Colouring Establishment, No. 94 Walnut St., Phila.

David Vann. A Cherokee chief / drawn, printed and col'd at the Lithogr...

Print shows David Vann, half-length portrait, facing left.

Ledagie. A Creek chief / drawn, printed and coloured at the lithographic establishment, 94 Walnut St., Phila.

Ledagie. A Creek chief / drawn, printed and coloured at the lithograph...

Ledagie (Chief Ladiga), half-length portrait, facing right, wearing a plumed hat.

Tuko-See-Mathla, a Seminole chief / drawn, printed & coloured at the Lithographic & Print Colouring Establishment, Phila.

Tuko-See-Mathla, a Seminole chief / drawn, printed & coloured at the L...

Print shows Tuko-See-Mathla, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, holding a rifle.

French millinery, dress & flower making establishment / on stone by Jas. Queen ; P.S. Duval, Lith. Phila.

French millinery, dress & flower making establishment / on stone by Ja...

Print shows a variety of bonnets on stands on a table. Includes text advertising Madame Petit's millinery store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This certifies that [blank] is a member of the Native American Republican Association of Philadelphia / engraved & published by W.L. Germon, no. 80 1/2 Walnut St., Philadelphia.

This certifies that [blank] is a member of the Native American Republi...

A large ornamented membership certificate for a Philadelphia nativist organization. The motto "Beware of Foreign Influence" appears on a streamer above a bust portrait of George Washington. The Washington portr... more

James K. Polk, 11th president of the United States / On stone by A. Newsam ; P.S. Duval, lith., Philada.

James K. Polk, 11th president of the United States / On stone by A. Ne...

James K. Polk, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left.

Dr. J.N. Keeler's infant cordial and carminative / Lith. of Thos. Sinclair, Phila.

Dr. J.N. Keeler's infant cordial and carminative / Lith. of Thos. Sinc...

Patent medicine label showing woman giving patent medicine to baby.

Andrew Jackson, 7th president of the United States / on stone by A. Newsam ; P.S. Duval, Lith. Philada.

Andrew Jackson, 7th president of the United States / on stone by A. Ne...

Print showing Andrew Jackson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, in ornate frame.

Chester Wharf 20 miles below Philadelphia on the Delaware, July 27, 1846
John Adams, 2nd president of the United States / on stone by A. Newsam; P.S. Duval, lith., Philada.

John Adams, 2nd president of the United States / on stone by A. Newsam...

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right.

John Q. Adams, 6th President of the United States / On stone by A. Newsam ; P.S. Duval, Lith. Philada.
James Madison - 4th President of the United States / on stone by A. Newsam ; P.S. Duval, lith., Philada.

James Madison - 4th President of the United States / on stone by A. Ne...

Print showing James Madison, bust portrait, facing right, in frame.

James Irvin / designed by William Croome ; the portrait from a daguerreotype by [Marcus] Root & on stone by A[lbert] Newsam ;  P.S. Duval, lith., Philadelphia.

James Irvin / designed by William Croome ; the portrait from a daguerr...

An emblematic campaign portrait of former congressman James Irvin, who in 1847 was the Whig candidate for governor of Pennsylvania. The candidate is shown full-length, standing beneath a tree in an open field. ... more

Dr. Roby's Brazilian hair curling liquid / Wagner & McGuigan lith., Chesnut St. Phila.

Dr. Roby's Brazilian hair curling liquid / Wagner & McGuigan lith., Ch...

Advertising or window display card showing a woman looking into a mirror, admiring the curls in her hair. Includes text advertising a Brazilian hair curling liquid.

St. Mary's Hall / lith. of T. Sinclair, Phila.

St. Mary's Hall / lith. of T. Sinclair, Phila.

Print shows an exterior view of St. Mary's Hall from the Delaware River, with stone retaining wall along the river, trees on the lawn and the building at center, reflected in the river.

The high priest in his robes. Exod. xxviii. 39 / lith'y. of A. Kollner Phila ; H. Camp's lith'c. press.

The high priest in his robes. Exod. xxviii. 39 / lith'y. of A. Kollner...

Print shows a priest, full-length portrait, standing, wearing robes, holding a censer with burning incense.

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