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Philadelphia factories lithographs

1849-1865
 Collection
Accession: 1975-279

Abstract

The lithographs include the following Philadelphia printers' names: E. Beaulieu; Herline & Co.; King & Baird; Wagner & McGuigan; and W. H. Rease. This is a group of nine mid-nineteenth century lithographs showing illustrations of Philadelphia factories.

Dates

  • 1849-1865

Creator

Extent

9 item(s)

General Physical Description

2 prints : lithograph, colored ; 24 x 30 in. 1 print : lithograph, colored ; 18.5 x 13 in. 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 15.75 x 18.5 in. 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 18.5 x 30 in. 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 18.5 x 13 in. 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 18.5 x 19 in. 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 18 x 30 in. 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 18.5 x 29.5 in.

Historical Note

The lithographs include the following Philadelphia printers' names: E. Beaulieu; Herline & Co.; King & Baird; Wagner & McGuigan; and W. H. Rease.

All are Philadelphia printers. E. Beaulieu was located on 99 Walnut Street. Herline & Co. was located on the northeast corner of 10th and Chestnut Street. King & Baird was located on 607 Sansom Street, many of their lithographs focused on the Civil War and patriotic themes. Wagner & McGuigan owned the Athenian Building, at Franklin Place. W. H. Rease had two locations one on 97 Chestnut Street and the other on 17 South 5th Street. Wagner & McGuigan often published W.H. Rease lightographs and Herline & Co. often published lithographs by E. Beaulieu.

Scope and Content

This is a group of nine mid-ninteenth century lithographs showing illustrations of Philadelphia factories. The items show the following scenes. Two of them feature lively streetscapes: one showing the factory of Harrison & Newhall, commission merchants, importers, steam sugar refiner, and the other showing the establishment of Thomas Whiye & Company, manufacturer and wholesale dealer of straw goods. There is the Keystone Marble Works of S. F. Jacoby & Company; views include an exterior and interiors of the cutting room, polishing room, saw room, showroom. There are two lithographs showing different views of the Schuykill Falls laboratory of Powers & Weightman, manufacturing chemists. The remaining items show the Bridesburg Machine Works which produced textile machinery and the factory of Cornelius and Baker, manufacturers of lamps, gas fixtures, and chandeliers. The only item that does not show an industrial image represents R. & G.A. Wright, winners of the "gold perfumery medal", presumably awarded at the 19th Exhibition of American Manufacturers held in Philadelphia at the Franklin Institute in October 1849. The text notes that the Wrights were druggists and sellers of "fancy articles."

Location

A-33.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Philadelphia factories lithographs
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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