Exhibitions

"Trickle-Down Economies in the Nineteenth Century: Junkers, Scavengers, and Beggars."

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Library Company of Philadelphia
Join us for a talk by Wendy Woloson, guest curator of our current exhibition “Capitalism by Gaslight”. Dr.… view complete listing>>

Before Madison Avenue: Advertising in Early America

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Library Company of Philadelphia
Speakers at this conference will present new research on advertising in North America before the rise of the modern… view complete listing>>

Exhibition Opening

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Library Company of Philadelphia
Drawing on books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, prints, photographs, and ephemera in the Library Company's collection, guest curator Wendy Woloson explores… view complete listing>>

"Capitalism by Gaslight: The Shadow Economies of 19th-Century America"

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Library Company of Philadelphia

John A. McAllister's Civil War: The Philadelphia Home Front

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Library Company of Philadelphia

Rebellious Bird: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

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Library Company of Philadelphia
Artist Jennifer Levonian collaborated with the Library Company to create an animated video about women during the Civil War who disguised themselves… view complete listing>>

“Technology Versus Art: The Early Daguerreotype’s Confounding Status in Philadelphia, 1839-1845"

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Library Company of Philadelphia
Sarah Gillespie, current William H. Helfand American Visual Culture Fellow at the Library Company, will discuss the initial reception… view complete listing>>

"Revisiting Rural Cemeteries"

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Library Company of Philadelphia
Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 – 5:45 p.m., followed by a reception “Revisiting Rural Cemeteries” A Symposium Sponsored by Library Company of… view complete listing>>

“Poetics and Politics: The Life of Frances Harper”

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Library Company of Philadelphia
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, one of the best known … view complete listing>>

“Building a City of the Dead: The Creation and Expansion of Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery”

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Library Company of Philadelphia
Laurel Hill Cemetery is among the most celebrated – and most densely populated – swaths of Greater Philadelphia. Beneath seventy-eight… view complete listing>>