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Inner City, August 1973

Inner City, August 1973

Original Caption: Inner City, August 1973..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-7488..Photographer: Swanson, Dick...Subjects:.Environmental protection.Natural resources.Philadelphia (Philadelphia ... More

The John Frank Keith Collection is held by the Library Company of Philadelphia, a non-profit research library

The John Frank Keith Collection is held by the Library Company of Phil...

Keith, John Frank, 1883-1947, photographer...ca. 1910-1940..1 photographic print : gelatin silver; 14 x 9 cm. (5.5 x 3.5 in.)..Image provided for reference purposes. Please visit our rights and reproductions w... More

Plate, North and Central America

Plate, North and Central America

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

A map of the improved part of the Province of Pennsilvania in America : begun by Wil. Penn, Proprietary & Governour thereof anno 1681 /

A map of the improved part of the Province of Pennsilvania in America ...

Shows rural landholders' names, lot lines, and proprietary manors. Map content (as of 1687) does not differ from earlier eds. Title from upper border. Statement of dedication at upper left:To the worthey Willia... More

A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into countyes, townships, and lotts /

A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into cou...

Shows rural landholders' names and lots in Philadelphia, Chester, and Bucks Counties. Third issue. Includes indexes of landholders, inset of "The city of Philadelphia, two miles in length and one in breadth," a... More

A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into countyes, townships, and lotts /

A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into cou...

Shows rural landholders' names and lots in Philadelphia, Chester, and Bucks Counties. First issue. Includes indexes of landholders, inset of "The city of Philadelphia, two miles in length and one in breadth," a... More

Fac-simile of Holmes-map of the province of Pennsylvania : with the names of the original purchasers from William Penn, begun in 1681.

Fac-simile of Holmes-map of the province of Pennsylvania : with the na...

Shows rural landholders' names and lots in the Philadelphia region. Alternate title at top: A map of the improved part of the province of Pennsylvania in America : begun by William Penn, proprietor and governor... More

A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into countyes, townships, and lotts /

A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into cou...

Shows rural landholders' names and lots in Philadelphia, Chester, and Bucks Counties. First issue. From the Rosenwald Collection, no. 1308. Includes indexes of landholders, inset of "The City of Philadelphia, t... More

A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into countyes, townships, and lotts

A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into cou...

Collection of old maps Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Nightstand, North and Central America

Nightstand, North and Central America

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Summer in the 18th Century Garden

Summer in the 18th Century Garden

The 18th Century Garden recreates many features that characterized Philadelphia gardens in the 1700's.

DCM 1277: Bacon & Hart Flute in C

DCM 1277: Bacon & Hart Flute in C

Register slide in foot. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, silver keys, ivory cap, cork-setting mechanism, and ferrules, silver keys.; 60.2 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, saltspoon, pin in block. The ... More

Mask over Assembly Room doorway

Mask over Assembly Room doorway

While this mask may resemble a Native American figure, it actually is simply part of the design vocabulary of the 18th century. Common motifs such as this mask appeared widely in pattern book publications dist... More

Geometric patterns in 18th Century Garden

Geometric patterns in 18th Century Garden

The raised flowerbeds and small orchards ensure the garden's year-round vibrance.

Dock Creek walkway

Dock Creek walkway

Before Dock Creek became a center for trade and industry in the mid-18th century, Philadelphia's elite built their homes along the creek's edge.

DCM 1231: Anthony Flute in C

DCM 1231: Anthony Flute in C

This flute, a Walking Stick Flute (DCM 271), and a Clarinet (DCM 1662, formerly in the R. E. Sheldon Collection of Musical Instruments), are three of only five Anthony instruments discovered to date. Instrument... More

Sign, North and Central America

Sign, North and Central America

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Side Chair
DCM 1662: Anthony Clarinet in A

DCM 1662: Anthony Clarinet in A

See DCM 271 and 1231. This and another Anthony clarinet in Minnesota appear to be the oldest surviving North American-made clarinets. Two other Anthony instruments (a concert flute and a walking stick) are pres... More

DCM 0408: Thomas J. Weygandt English Flageolet in B-flat

DCM 0408: Thomas J. Weygandt English Flageolet in B-flat

Instrument type: English Flageolet in B-flat Medium: Boxwood, possibly applewood, stained dark brown, bone (possibly ivory) mouthpiece and finger studs.; 47.8 cm. Key Holes System: 1/7 holes plus 1 key, round ... More

18th Century Garden facing south

18th Century Garden facing south

The species of trees, shrubs, and flowers that the garden exhibits were commonly grown in the city prior to 1800.

DCM 1436: J. W. Pepper Clarinet in B-flat

DCM 1436: J. W. Pepper Clarinet in B-flat

Instrument type: Clarinet in B-flat Medium: Grenadilla, nickel silver.; 56 cm. (without mouthpiece) Key Holes System: Simple system, 2 right hand finger rings, sometimes called Albert System. See "Meyer-Albert... More

Easy Chair

Easy Chair

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Side Chair

Side Chair

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

By the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Whereas hath been recomended to us as a sober and fit person to keep a house of entertainment; and being requested to grant a license for the same, We do hereby license and al

By the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...

Blank form for a license for a tavern signed in mss. Jos. Reed President and J. Matlack, Secy.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and a... More

DCM 1182: George Catlin Flute in C

DCM 1182: George Catlin Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Rosewood(?), silver keys, ivory ferrules, metal-lined sockets.; 62.5 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, saltspoon, pin in block. Mark Maximum: (5-pointed star) / G. CATLIN / PHIL... More

Fall in the 18th Century Garden

Fall in the 18th Century Garden

Among the most prominent characteristics of 18th-century gardens were geometric patterns and orderly paths.

DCM 1047: Bacon & Hart Flute in C

DCM 1047: Bacon & Hart Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory cap, cork-setting mechanism, and ferrules, silver keys.; 67.25 cm. Key Holes System: 7 keys, saltspoon, pin in block. Foot to C. Originally 6 keys, upper C ke... More

18th Century Garden wayside

18th Century Garden wayside

The 18th Century Garden's entrance is next to the Todd House on Walnut, between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Pennsylvania, ss. I Prothonotary of the Supream Court of the Province of Pennsylvania, do hereby certify, that at a Supream Court held at Philadelphia, for the said Province of Pennsylvania, the day of in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven

Pennsylvania, ss. I Prothonotary of the Supream Court of the Province ...

Blank naturalization certificate filled in in mss. and dated 24 Sept. 1765. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephem... More

DCM 0271: Anthony Walking Stick Flute in C

DCM 0271: Anthony Walking Stick Flute in C

Both pommel and cap thread into their following sections. The upper threaded socket of main wooden body has a beaded brass ferrule and the cord holes are bushed with ivory, one being a replacement. Turned with ... More

Punch Ladle

Punch Ladle

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

18th Century Garden pergola

18th Century Garden pergola

A handsome, vine-covered pergola anchors the garden's landscape.

DCM 1308: Bacon & Weygandt Flute in C

DCM 1308: Bacon & Weygandt Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver keys and ferrules.; 67.3 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, saltspoon, pewter plugs for C#, C. Pin in block. Mark Maximum: CUDDY'S / IMPROVED // BACON / WEYGANDT & ... More

Side Chair
Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park

A young Junior Ranger fishes for an opportunity to earn park trading cards at the South Camden Family Fishing Day held at the Father Doyle Fishing Pier in New Jersey on June 11, 2016. Families participated in a... More

DCM 0097: Johann (John) Pfaff Flute in C

DCM 0097: Johann (John) Pfaff Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver keys and ferrules (beaded at one end), cocus cap with nickel silver shaft.; 69.9 cm. Key Holes System: 11 keys, post and rod, modern style key cups with decora... More

Side Chair, 18th century

Side Chair, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

To the Honourable Patrick Gordon, Esq; Lieutenant Governour of the Province of Pennsylvania, and Counties of New-Castle, Kent and Sussex, upon Delaware. The address of the Mayor and commonalty of the City of Philadelphia, in Council the sixteent

To the Honourable Patrick Gordon, Esq; Lieutenant Governour of the Pro...

Imprint 3. 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 140, Folder 13.

[Arms] By the Honourable Patrick Gordon, Esq; Lieutenant Governour of the Province of Pennsilvania, and Counties of New-Castle, Kent, and Sussex upon Delaware, A proclamation [to quell and reduce by force all tumults, riots, and disorders] Given

[Arms] By the Honourable Patrick Gordon, Esq; Lieutenant Governour of ...

Imprint 2.; Proclamation.; Not in Hildeburn. 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 140, Folder 16.

Arms By the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania Notice of quit rents By order of the Proprietaries, Richard Peters, Secry. Philadelphia, Nov. 23, 1738. Philadelphia: Printed by B. Franklin, 1738

Arms By the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania Notice of quit rents By orde...

Franklin coll. 2.; Imprint 3.; Not in Hildeburn. 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 1... More

Queen Anne Carved Cherrywood Side Chair

Queen Anne Carved Cherrywood Side Chair

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Side Chair, 18th century

Side Chair, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Side Chair, 18th century

Side Chair, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Side Chair, 18th century

Side Chair, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Tea Table, 18th century

Tea Table, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Side Chair, 18th century

Side Chair, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Tea Table, 18th century

Tea Table, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Side Chair, 18th century

Side Chair, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Side chair, 18th century

Side chair, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Side Chair, 18th century

Side Chair, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Tea Table, 18th century

Tea Table, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 867. Philadelphia, July 25, 1745. Monday evening the General Assembly of this Province met, having been called by the Governor; who the next morning sent them the following message ... Philadelphia: P

Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 867. Philadelphia, July 25...

Franklin 2.; Imprint 3.; Penn. (Colony Governor. George Thomas.; On verso: 2-90-224.15. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. ... More

Easy Chair, 18th century

Easy Chair, 18th century

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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