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  • Collection: From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O'Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited

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From the series North American Scenery

The views were issued, four at a time, in seven monthly installments beginning in January 1846, together with explanatory texts for each of the scenes by the well-known New York bibliophile John…

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From the series North American Scenery

While the prospectus for North American Scenery called for “engravings printed in tints,” the sheets are in fact hand-colored lithographs. And although Whitefield would later become proficient in…

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Printed by E. Jones & G. W. Newman, New York

From the series North American Scenery

This view of Harrisburg, together with the depiction of waterfalls on the Lackawanna River (86.613) are three of the twenty-eight locations in Pennsylvania,…

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From volume II of Picturesque America

In June 1872, the publishing firm D. Appleton and Company sent its agents out across the country to solicit subscriptions for its ambitious Picturesque America. Already under production for several years, the…

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Plate 41 from George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, Histoire naturelle, générale et párticulière, supplément, tome III The mountain lion of Pennsylvania, mascot of Penn State since 1908, has many names: puma, deer tiger, panther, cougar, and…

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Plate 96 from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America Not long after publishing the final volume of his monumental The Birds of America in 1838, John James Audubon began the production of The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America in collaboration…

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Although chartered in 1831, the Cumberland Valley Railroad Company didn’t complete its first span of track, between White Hill (just west of Harrisburg) and Carlisle, until August 1837. Service was extended further south to Chambersburg later that…

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Easton, the county seat of Northampton County, was founded in 1750 and incorporated as a borough in 1789. The city was named after Easton Neston, in Northamptonshire, England, the estate owned by Thomas Penn’s father-in-law, George Fermor, 2nd Earl…

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The Alfred Thomas, a ninety-foot steamer, was constructed in Easton in 1859 to navigate the Delaware River between Easton and Port Jervis, New York, transporting produce and passengers. On March 6, 1860, the ship steamed up river with about forty…

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This early view of Penn State, drawn by W. W. Denslow and set onto stone by Maurice Traubel, features the original 1863 “Main Building” just four years after the school’s name was changed from the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania to the…
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