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Collecting the Public Art of Bygone Days
Early Spring 2001
At the beginning of the twentieth century, early American tavern and inn signs still dotted the New England countryside. As a boy growing...
Eighteenth-Century Sèvres in the Collection of Eleanore Elkins Rice
Early Spring 2001
Eleanore Elkins Rice was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of William L. Elkins, the prominent philadelphia businessman and philanthropist...
Majolica, Faience, and Delftware
Early Spring 2001
Majolica, faience, and delftware are terms that describe glazed earthenware objects. Yet there are distinguishing factors among these products that are...
Samplers of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania
Early Spring 2001
Many important American schoolgirl samplers were made in Philadelphia and its environs. This article provides details on some...
Softly the Evening Came: American Sunset Paintings, 1850–1900
Early Spring 2001
To the nineteenth-century imagination, sunsets symbolized more than a simple transition from night to day. Sunsets mirrored a dramatic finale when, as Longfellow...
The Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125 Years of Collecting
Early Spring 2001
he Philadelphia Museum of art is one of the largest and most important art museums in the united states. Its extensive collections...
Wine and Spirits of the Ancestors
Early Spring 2001
Wine has matured alongside human institutions such as religion and the arts, and, therefore, has been viewed to have...
'The Ladies Amusement' as Inspiration for Ceramics Decoration
Winter 2001
In the second half of the eighteenth century, English ceramic manufacturers searching for appropriate decorative sources...
A Mystery Revealed: Unraveling the Story of a Hadley Chest
Winter 2001
Rarely does furniture that has survived several centuries of daily use retain its original surface. Over time, furniture is often covered with linseed oil...
Allison Brothers: New York City Cabinetmakers
Winter 2001
In the early nineteenth century, new york city flourished, becoming the major cosmopolitan center that it is today...
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