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

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Albert Newsam, one of the leading artists working for Peter Duval’s lithography company, specialized in rendering portraits on stone. Here he reproduces a painting by John Francis of Joseph Ritner, the eighth Governor of Pennsylvania who in 1938…

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Landscape painter Charles Louis Fussell was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. Just before the start of the Civil War, and for several years after, he trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. From the late 1860s until his death 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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Around the time he began work on North American Scenery, Whitefield also initiated a series of larger panoramas featuring major metropolitan areas that he later collected under the title Whitefield’s Original Views of North American Cities and…

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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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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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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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Founded in 1846, the University at Lewisburg remained under its original title only for a few decades. In 1886, the board of trustees voted to change the name to Bucknell University, in honor of William Bucknell, one of the founders of the school…

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This broadside announces the Tuscarora Academy, founded in Academia, Pennsylvania (about eight miles southwest of Mifflintown), in 1836 by the Reverend McKnight Williamson, pastor of the nearby Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church. The Academy was the…

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J. Thomas Williams was a photographer in York during the 1850s who, like most photographers of his day, employed the daguerreotype process, and not only to make portraits. Evidently in an attempt to break into the view making business, he brought…
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