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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 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. 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

A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent : with a perspective view of the State-House /

A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent : with a perspective view of ...

Rural buildings shown pictorially with occupants' names. First state of the 1st ed. (without the name "West Jersey" at lower right). Signed in ink on cloth backing: Alex. Stuart. Available also through the Libr... more

A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent, /

A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent, /

From Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 23, 1753 p. 373. Includes table of distances "The distances of particular places in this map, from the court house." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1306 Available also thro... more

To the mayor, recorder, aldermen, Common Council, and freemen of Philadelphia this plan of the improved part of the city, surveyed and laid down by the late Nicholas Scull Esqr., Surveyor General of the Province of Pennsylvania, is humbly inscrib'd by the editors

To the mayor, recorder, aldermen, Common Council, and freemen of Phila...

Scale ca. 1:6,100. Title in upper margin: Philadelphia 100 years ago. Facsimile. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Pictorial map. The original "Published according to Act of Parliament Novr. 1st 1762 a... more

To the mayor, recorder, aldermen, common council, and freemen of Philadelphia this plan of the improved part of the city surveyed and laid down by the late Nicholas Scull,

To the mayor, recorder, aldermen, common council, and freemen of Phila...

Scale ca. 1:4,900. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Includes illus. of ships in the river, index to points of interest, and insets "A" and "B." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site... more

Vue du port Philadelphie - dans l'Amérique - graveé d'aprés le tableau de Vernet / Vernet pinxit.

Vue du port Philadelphie - dans l'Amérique - graveé d'aprés le tableau...

Print of an idealized, European view of the port of Philadelphia showing buildings on the waterfront of the Delaware River, a boat in the foreground, and a windmill on the right.

Philadelphie,

Philadelphie,

Scale ca. 1:10,600. Oriented with north toward the right. Indexed for points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1313 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vau... more

In Council of Safety. Philadelphia, November 14th, 1776. 12 o'Clock, Thursday. Sir. We have certain intelligence that the enemy has actually sailed from New York three hundred ships for this City and that great numbers had got out of the Hook at

In Council of Safety. Philadelphia, November 14th, 1776. 12 o'Clock, T...

Evans 15021.; 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 144, Folder 24.

A survey of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing the several works constructed by His Majesty's troops, under the command of Sir William Howe, since their possession of that city 26th. September 1777, comprehending likewise the attacks against Fort Mifflin on Mud Island, and until it's reduction, 16th November 1777.

A survey of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing the seve...

Scale 1:14,400; 400 yards to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. Annotated: John Montresor, chief engineer. Map sections individually titled: Fort Mifflin on Great Mud Island... more

A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia

A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia

We Are One: William Faden, geographer to King George III, published this map of Philadelphia in March 1777. This map, or one of the earlier versions created by Nicholas Scull and George Heap, may have helped Br... more

Seat of war in the environs of Philadelphia:

Seat of war in the environs of Philadelphia:

Scale ca. 1:656,000. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London. "For the London magazine, 1777." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-... more

Standing orders for the garrison of Philadelphia ... By order of Major General Arnold. Lewis Nicola, T. N. Philadelphia: Printed by Robert Aitken 1777

Standing orders for the garrison of Philadelphia ... By order of Major...

Imprint 3.; Not in Evans.; Hildeburn 3636.; On verso: 470; 31. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collecti... more

Arms By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in chief, &c. &c. &c. Proclamation. Whereas unrestrained liberty of landing or bringing into this Cityrum, brandy and other spirituous liquors, for sale, may be attended with

Arms By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander i...

Positive Photostat.; Evans 15330. 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 144, Folder 44.

Philadelphia, December 8, 1777. Regulations under which the inhabitants may purchase the enumerated articles, mentioned in the proclamation of His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief. &C. &c. &c ... By order of His

Philadelphia, December 8, 1777. Regulations under which the inhabitant...

Positive Photostat.; Evans 15349. 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 144, Folder 45.

A plan of the city of Philadelphia.

A plan of the city of Philadelphia.

Scale not given. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Indexed. Appears in The Philadelphia almanack for the year 1778. 1777. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1316 Available also through the Library o... more

Plan of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing its defences during the years 1777 & 1778, together with the siege of Mud Island on the River Delaware.

Plan of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing its defences...

Scale ca. 1:14,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. "To the Honble. Sir William Howe K.B. general and commander in chief of all His Majesty's forces within the colonies laying ... more

A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia : with the works and encampments of His Majesty's forces under the command of Lieutenant General Sir William Howe, K.B. /

A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia : with the works and e...

Scale ca. 1:21,000. Shows names of rural landholders. Indexed for public buildings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1327 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AAC... more

A Draught of ten lots of ground in the northern liberties of the city of Philadelphia, surveyed the 28th August 1787, beginning at a bridge on the old York Road, N. 2⁰. W. 36 3/4 perches up said road to a corner of Beech Street, thence up said street N. 85⁰. W. 27 perches to a corner of land formerly Edward Roberts'; thence by said land S. 1⁰. E. 45 perches to Peggs Run, thence down said run, N. 78⁰. E. 28 perches to the place of beginning.

A Draught of ten lots of ground in the northern liberties of the city ...

Scale ca. 1:650. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth and paper backing with reinforced edges. Imperfect: Margin deteriorated and torn. Cadastral map. Includes "Annexed coloured plan," ca. 1... more

Letter, John Adams to federal department heads ordering the relocation of government offices from Philadelphia to the District of Columbia, 15 May 1800

Letter, John Adams to federal department heads ordering the relocation...

Reproduction number: A29 (color slide); LC-MSS-87668-1 (B&W negative) John Adams (1735-1826), second president of the United States, wrote this 15 May 1800 letter to the heads of the various federal departments... more

To the citizens of Philadelphia, this new plan of the city and its environs is respectfully dedicated by the editor

To the citizens of Philadelphia, this new plan of the city and its env...

Relief shown by hachures. Selected buildings shown pictorially. Includes indexes and illustrations. State number II, according to Wheat & Brun. Shows some landowners. LC Ward maps, 171 Wheat & Brun 1969, 465 Av... more

The City of New York as laid out by the Commissioners with the surrounding country /

The City of New York as laid out by the Commissioners with the surroun...

Street planning map. Covers all of Manhattan Island (New York, N.Y.) and substantial parts of adjacent counties in New York and New Jersey. Shows existing and proposed streets; also buildings and other struct... more

The city of New York as laid out by the Commissioners with the surrounding country

The city of New York as laid out by the Commissioners with the surroun...

Street planning map of Manhattan. Covers all of Manhattan Island (New York, N.Y.) and substantial parts of adjacent counties in New York and New Jersey. Shows existing and proposed streets; also buildings and o... more

Plan of the city of Philadelphia and adjoining districts : shewing the existing and contemplated improvements /

Plan of the city of Philadelphia and adjoining districts : shewing the...

Scale ca. 1:6,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Shows wards and built-up. Indexed. Accompanied by: Index to the new plan of Philadelphia and adjoining districts, with references to find the streets, ... more

United States slave trade, 1830

United States slave trade, 1830

An abolitionist print possibly engraved in 1830, but undocumented aside from the letterpress text which appears on an accompanying sheet. The text reads: "United States' slave trade, 1830. The Copper Plate from... more

New edition of MacBeth. Bank-oh's! Ghost

New edition of MacBeth. Bank-oh's! Ghost

Another satire on the Panic of 1837, again condemning Van Buren's continuation of predecessor Andrew Jackson's hard-money policies as the source of the crisis. Clay shows the president haunted by the ghost of C... more

Uncle Sam sick with la grippe

Uncle Sam sick with la grippe

A satire attributing the dire fiscal straits of the nation to Andrew Jackson's banking policies, with specific reference to recent bank failures in New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia. The artist blames th... more

Panoramic view of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Panoramic view of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sketch shows a panoramic view of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, showing "Girard College" in the upper left, the "Columbia Railroad", and the "Cathedral" in the background (as identified on the mat by Marian S. Car... more

See our torn flag still waving

See our torn flag still waving

An illustrated sheet music cover glorifying the nativist cause, produced shortly after the bloody anti-Catholic riots in Kensington, Philadelphia, of May 1844. The song was composed and arranged by James W. Po... more

The three days of May 1844. Columbia mourns her citizens slain

The three days of May 1844. Columbia mourns her citizens slain

A memorial to nativist casualties of the violent clashes occurring between anti-foreigner "Native Americans" and Irish-American Catholics in Kensington, Philadelphia, May 6 through 8, 1844. The female figure o... more

The assassination of the Sage of Ashland

The assassination of the Sage of Ashland

The artist conveys some of the profound disappointment and anger among Henry Clay's many supporters at the nomination of Zachary Taylor at the June 1848 Whig convention in Philadelphia. The convention's act was... more

The available party trying to get their villany endorsed by the every man they have assasinated

The available party trying to get their villany endorsed by the every ...

Again partisan bitterness, over the perceived Whig betrayal of Henry Clay's hopes for the presidential nomination and over subsequent efforts to obtain Clay's endorsement of Zachary Taylor's candidacy, is vente... more

Knock'd into a cock'd hat

Knock'd into a cock'd hat

Zachary Taylor's presidential nomination at the Whig national convention in Philadelphia on June 9, 1848, is represented as a severe blow to Lewis Cass, nominated by the Democrats a few weeks earlier. The extre... more

Eighth Steet below Chestnut, west side

Eighth Steet below Chestnut, west side

Photograph shows stores and shops on the west side of 8th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-1999:126). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

St. Peter's churchyard

St. Peter's churchyard

Title from item.

2nd and Chestnut Streets, SW corner

2nd and Chestnut Streets, SW corner

Photograph shows businesses where 2nd and Chestnut Streets intersect in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; "William M. Mackin, Tailor", "Job Printing", "Maas Card Job Printing Office", also shows a gas street lamp at ... more

Stone family, Philadelphia
Fourth Street and Willings Alley

Fourth Street and Willings Alley

Photograph shows buildings along the 220 block of Fourth Street at Willings Alley, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a pollarded tree at the curb of Fourth Street. Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-1999... more

South side of Chestnut Street, looking toward 2nd Street

South side of Chestnut Street, looking toward 2nd Street

Photograph shows businesses along Chestnut Streets toward the intersection at 2nd Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; from left to right are "William M. Mackin, Tailor", "Job Printing", "Maas Card Job Printin... more

5th and Chestnut Streets, north east corner

5th and Chestnut Streets, north east corner

Photograph shows a street level view of the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, showing the "Druggist" at the corner and "H.J. Pepper & Son" and "Samuel W. Pepper" jewelry and sil... more

Library of Ferd. Dreer

Library of Ferd. Dreer

Title from item.

Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street

Photograph shows businesses where 2nd and Chestnut Streets intersect in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; "William M. Mackin, Tailor", "Job Printing", "Maas Card Job Printing Office", also shows a gas street lamp at ... more

An outline of the newly consolidated city, showing the boundaries of the wards : according to the act passed by the Legislature, Jany. 31st, 1854

An outline of the newly consolidated city, showing the boundaries of t...

Scale not given. Hand colored. "Entered according to act of Congress in February 1854, by R. L. Barnes, in the Clerk's Office of the Distt. Ct. of the Eastn. Dt. of Penna." Includes text. Available also through... more

[Philadelphia]

[Philadelphia]

Print shows vignette views of prominent buildings in Philadelphia, such as, the Custom House and the Penitentiary, the Alms House and the U.S. Mint, also the Exchange, the Hospital, Independence Hall, Insane As... more

Philadelphia / des. eng. & pub. by Jas. Queen ; P.S. Duval & Co. Lith. Phila.

Philadelphia / des. eng. & pub. by Jas. Queen ; P.S. Duval & Co. Lith....

Print shows vignette views of prominent buildings in Philadelphia, such as, the Custom House and the Penitentiary, the Alms House and the U.S. Mint, also the Exchange, the Hospital, Independence Hall, Insane As... more

East view of Philadelphia, Pennsylva. and part of Camden, New Jersey drawn from nature by A. Kollner ; lithy. of A. Kollner, Dock St. Phila

East view of Philadelphia, Pennsylva. and part of Camden, New Jersey d...

Print shows a bird's-eye view of Camden, New Jersey in the foreground, with many buildings of commercial and residential nature, the Delaware River with steamboats and ships, and a view from the east of Philade... more

Panorama of Philadelphia. Chesnut Street, east of Fifth Collins & Autenrieth des

Panorama of Philadelphia. Chesnut Street, east of Fifth Collins & Aute...

Print shows a portion of Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, showing business establishments: "L.J. Levy & Comp." at "134", "Bailey & Kitchen", "Broadent & Co's Daguerreotype Rooms", and "Wm. E. Harp... more

Fourth and Locust streets

Fourth and Locust streets

Photograph shows the Shippen-Wistar house at the corner of Fourth Street and Locust (formerly Prune) Street, showing the main entrance and the Fourth Street side, with the Cadwalader building behind it, facing ... more

City & county map of New-York : Brooklyn, Williamsburgh, Jersey City & the adjacent waters

City & county map of New-York : Brooklyn, Williamsburgh, Jersey City &...

City street map showing built-up areas, streetcar/railroad lines, river piers (numbered, proprietors identified), municipal wards (numbered), and projected street-system grid to the northern end of Manhattan Is... more

A view of the house no. 322 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, formerly the residence of the Rev. William Marshall

A view of the house no. 322 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, formerly the ...

Photograph shows a street level view of a townhouse on Spruce Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a portion of a Presbyterian church on the left. Title from item. Caption continues: and also of the west ... more

Washington statue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Washington statue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Title devised by Library staff.

Girard College, rear

Girard College, rear

On mount: Philadelphia, Pa., and Vicinity. No. 1015. Title from item.

Independence Hall, interior

Independence Hall, interior

On mount: Fairmount Park. No. 123. Title from item.

Entrance to Girard College, Philadelphia

Entrance to Girard College, Philadelphia

On mount: American Scenery, Philadelphia. On verso: Gift of Detroit Public Library. Title from item.

Chestnut Street, eastward from 6th Street

Chestnut Street, eastward from 6th Street

Photograph shows a bird's-eye view, looking east, of Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; with a "[St]ereotype Foundry" and "Gilbert & Gihon Engravers on wood" in a tall building at the corner, also ... more

Map of a reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the positions and lines of defence on the north front of the city /

Map of a reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the ...

Topographic map of northern Philadelphia and small adjacent part of Montgomery County showing Civil War earthworks and batteries. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Signed in handwriting (brown ink): George... more

Map of a reconnoissance [sic] of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the positions and lines of defence on the west front of the city /

Map of a reconnoissance [sic] of the approaches to Philadelphia showin...

Topographic map of western Philadelphia and small adjacent parts of Montgomery and Delaware counties showing 1st- and 2nd-order Civil War earthworks and batteries. Relief shown by contours, hachures, and spot h... more

Map of supplementary reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia by the West-Chester Road : including the section from Newtown Square to the east branch of the Brandywine Creek /

Map of supplementary reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia ...

Topographic map showing Civil War earthworks and batteries. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Authorship statement citing Whiting's name is in handwriting (black ink). Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), ... more

Map of a reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the positions and lines of defence on the north front of the city /

Map of a reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the ...

Topographic map of the northern part of Philadelphia County and small adjacent part of Montgomery County showing proposed 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-order Civil War batteries. Signed in handwriting: George Davidson, A... more

The great sanitary fair, Philadelphia, 1864 - dining saloon

The great sanitary fair, Philadelphia, 1864 - dining saloon

Photograph shows an interior view of a large banquet hall with African American men standing and sitting at the tables, during the Sanitary Commission(?) Fair of 1864 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Title from i... more

Civil War envelope showing wounded soldier and Sanitary Commission wagon in the distance with message "Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission"

Civil War envelope showing wounded soldier and Sanitary Commission wag...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Wilson, Clermont, Columbian Co., New York; postmarked Claymont, Del., Jun. 9; bears 3 cent stamp." Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) Purchased from: Labron... more

Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commis[sion]

Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commis[sion]

Print shows letterhead for the Great Central Fair in Philadelphia showing scenes in which members of the Sanitary Commission help soldiers on battlefields; includes letter notifying the recipient of being appoi... more

Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission

Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission

Print shows letterhead for the Great Central Fair in Philadelphia showing scenes in which members of the Sanitary Commission help soldiers on battlefields; includes letter notifying the recipient of being appoi... more

Ground plan of buildings of the great central sanitary fair, Logan Square, Philadelphia, June 1864

Ground plan of buildings of the great central sanitary fair, Logan Squ...

Print shows a plan for the facilities of the Great Central Sanitary Fair on the fairgrounds bordered by Race Street, Logan Street, Vine Street, and Eighteenth Street in Philadelphia. Title from item. (DLC/PP-19... more

Buildings of the Great Central Fair, in aid of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Logan Square, Philadelphia, June 1864 / drawn from nature & on stone by James Queen ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son, Philad.

Buildings of the Great Central Fair, in aid of the U.S. Sanitary Commi...

Print shows a view from the northwest of the temporary buildings erected for the Great Central Fair in 1864 on Logan Square in Philadelphia, with the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral on the far side. The three-week ... more

View of transparency in front of headquarters of Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments . . .

View of transparency in front of headquarters of Supervisory Committee...

A representation of an enormous illuminated transparency displayed on thefacade of the federal recruiting office for Negro troops on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia on November 1, 1864. The display celebrated t... more

An august convention

An august convention

The National Union Convention met in Philadelphia in August 1866 to create a political party that would back President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction program and to elect a new Congress. Here, the convention ... more

St. Peter's churchyard

St. Peter's churchyard

Title from item.

St. Peter's churchyard

St. Peter's churchyard

Title from item.

Girard College, Phila

Girard College, Phila

On mount: European and American Views. Title from item.

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 n...

Map of the improved part of the Province of Pennsilvania in America : begun by Wil. Penn Proprietary & Governor therof Anno 1681 | Map of the province of Pennsilvania containing the three countyes or Chester, P... more

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