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Philadelphia Collection

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Delaware River waterfront of Philadelphia, 1750s

Delaware River waterfront of Philadelphia, 1750s
Colonial Philadelphias skyline and harbor, 1750s. Hand-colored woodcut of an 18th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Debating the US Constitution, 1787

Debating the US Constitution, 1787
George Washington presiding over the Constitutional Convention, 1787. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Swedish colonists on the Delaware River

Swedish colonists on the Delaware River
Swedes Church and house of Sven Sener on the Delaware River, colonial Pennsylvania. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Quaker women spinning in church

Quaker women spinning in church
Quaker ladies doing their chores while at worship services. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Quaker worship service in Philadelphia, 1800s

Quaker worship service in Philadelphia, 1800s
Society of Friends (Quaker) meeting-house in Philadelphia, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Centennial celebration at Independence Hall, 1876

Centennial celebration at Independence Hall, 1876
Colonial flag and fireworks over Independence Hall to celebrate the Centennial of the Declaration of Independence, 1876. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Philadelphia colonist reading in the old library, 1700s

Philadelphia colonist reading in the old library, 1700s
Colonial book-worm in the old Philadelphia library, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution

Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution
Franklin, Hamilton, and others discussing the framing of the US Constitution at a tea party in Philadelphia, 1787. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: EVRV2A-00074

EVRV2A-00074
American Declaration of Independence, 1776. Watercolor wash over a 19th century woodcut reproduction of the document

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: British armys Meschianza in Philadelphia, 1778

British armys Meschianza in Philadelphia, 1778
Meschianza at Philadelphia, a festival in the form of a medieval tournament, 1778. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: EVCW2A-00048

EVCW2A-00048
Recruiting for the Union Armys Bucktail Regiment in Philadelphia, American Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: EVRV2A-00003

EVRV2A-00003
Committee writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776: Franklin, Jefferson, Livingston, Adams, and Sherman (left - right). Hand-colored engraving

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Colonial Philadelphia waterfront

Colonial Philadelphia waterfront
Bridge over Front Street, at Arch Street, Philadelphia, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Colonial farm in Germantown, Pennsylvania

Colonial farm in Germantown, Pennsylvania
Shoemakers farm in Germantown, Pennsylvania, early 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Philadelphias Old State House, 1700s

Philadelphias Old State House, 1700s
Old State House, later called Independence Hall, Philadelphia, 1700s. Hand-colored engraving

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Downtown Philadelphia, about 1800

Downtown Philadelphia, about 1800
Philadelphia, looking up Second Street from Market Street, circa 1800. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Center of Philadelphia, 1850s

Center of Philadelphia, 1850s
The Exchange, omnibus depot, and part of Dock Street, Philadelphia, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Travel by railroad and canal, 1837

Travel by railroad and canal, 1837
Advertisement for rail and canal travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and Louisville, 1837. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: William Penn arriving at Philadelphia, 1682

William Penn arriving at Philadelphia, 1682
Landing of William Penn in colonial Pennsylvania, 1682. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Philadelphia ball, 1800s

Philadelphia ball, 1800s
Ball in the Assembly Building, Philadelphia, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Statue of Liberty torch shown in Philadelphia, 1876

Statue of Liberty torch shown in Philadelphia, 1876
Statue of Libertys torch on display at the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Western US after the Compromise of 1850

Western US after the Compromise of 1850
Map showing the western US territories after the Compromise of 1850. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Ghost of Annie Morgan appearing before a seance, 1870s

Ghost of Annie Morgan appearing before a seance, 1870s
Spiritual materialization of Annie Morgan, said to have been dead for 200 years, revealing herself to mediums in Philadelphia, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Fourth of July centennial celebration in Philadelphia, 1876

Fourth of July centennial celebration in Philadelphia, 1876
Centennial Fourth of July celebration in front of Independence Hall, Philadelphia, 1876. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Ice-skating on the Schuylkill River, 1800s

Ice-skating on the Schuylkill River, 1800s
Skating party on the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Constitutional Convention, 1787

Constitutional Convention, 1787
Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Battle of Germantown, American Revolution

Battle of Germantown, American Revolution
Attack on Judge Chews house, Battle of Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1777. Hand-colored engraving of a Chappel painting

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Philadelphia commercial district, 1850s

Philadelphia commercial district, 1850s
Ledger Building and Jaynes Building on Third Street, Philadelphia, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Philadelphia Fish Market, 1850s

Philadelphia Fish Market, 1850s
Fish market on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Quaker meetinghouse and academy, colonial Philadelphia

Quaker meetinghouse and academy, colonial Philadelphia
Friends meeting-house and academy on South Fourth Street, Philadelphia, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: A Pennsylvania Quaker

A Pennsylvania Quaker
A typical Quaker in early Pennsylvania. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Ratification resolution by the Constitutional Convention, 1787

Ratification resolution by the Constitutional Convention, 1787
Resolution to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Signatures of leaders of the Constitutional Convention, 1787

Signatures of leaders of the Constitutional Convention, 1787
Signatures of leading members of Constitutional Convention, 1787. Woodcut with a watercolor wash

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: HOUS2A-00104

HOUS2A-00104
Fourth of July celebration in Centre Square, Philadelphia, 1819. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Hires Rootbeer ad, 1890s

Hires Rootbeer ad, 1890s
Advertisement for Hires Rootbeer, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Charity kitchen for the poor in Philadelphia, 1870s

Charity kitchen for the poor in Philadelphia, 1870s
Beggars club in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: BUSN2A-00235

BUSN2A-00235
The United States Bank in Philadelphia, circa 1830. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Penns treaty with Native Americans

Penns treaty with Native Americans
William Penns treaty with the Indians of Pennsylvania, 1680s. Hand-colored engraving reproduction of a Benjamin West painting

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: EVRV2A-00045

EVRV2A-00045
Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the Continental Congress met to write the Declaration of Independence, 1776. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: EVRV2A-00053

EVRV2A-00053
Delegates signing the Declaration of American Independence, July 4, 1776. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Revolutionary War sites near Philadelphia

Revolutionary War sites near Philadelphia
Map of the Philadelphia area, Valley Forge, and the Brandywine. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Benjamin Franklin wearing eyeglasses

Benjamin Franklin wearing eyeglasses. Hand-colored engraving of a portrait

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: Declaration of Independence read to crowds in Philadelphia, 1776

Declaration of Independence read to crowds in Philadelphia, 1776
John Nixon reading the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, July 8, 1776. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: British soldiers in a colonial town

British soldiers in a colonial town
British redcoats in an American colonial city before the Revolutionary War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: EVRV2A-00004

EVRV2A-00004
Colonists tearing down the kings arms from Independence Hall, July 8, 1776, in celebration of American independence Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: EVRV2A-00027

EVRV2A-00027
Thomas Jefferson reading his rough draft of the Declaration of Independence to Ben Franklin, 1776. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: PREV2A-00087

PREV2A-00087
Franklins model of his " Pennsylvania Fire-Place, " now called the Franklin Stove. Hand-colored 19th-century halftone reproduction

Background imagePhiladelphia Collection: PREV2A-00080

PREV2A-00080
Young Ben Franklin in a Philadelphia printing shop, told by Governor Keith he should go to England. Hand-colored woodcut



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