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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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Not much can be added to the description of this event, which is provided in detail within the text below the image. What the historical archives have yet to reveal, though, is precisely why William White and his fellow “victuallers”—livestock…

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The Centennial Exposition was held in Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10, 1876. Organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the event featured more than 200 buildings spread over 450 acres in…

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The Centennial Exposition was held in Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10, 1876. Organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the event featured more than 200 buildings spread over 450 acres in…

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The great elm tree depicted here by George Lehman supposedly marked the location where William Penn negotiated a treaty in the early 1680s with Tamanend, chief of the Lenape clan that inhabited the area where Philadelphia was established. The tree…

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Made in the same year as John Bachman's Bird's Eye View of Philadelphia, though from a less dramatic vantage point, this panoramic overlook was made after a watercolor by John William Hill, son of John Hill, who aquatinted the sheets from Lucas'…
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