Centennial Collection selected records, [ca. 1876]

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, est. 1824
Historical society
Pa.,

Collection size: 2 partial microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: Selected records from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Centennial Collection, assembled by HSP from various collections. Included are files from the Centennial Bureaus of Administration on the Art Department and Foreign Exhibitors, including information on the system of classification, bureau of awards, selection of judges, duties of and information for judges, news releases, and invitations to ceremonies, receptions and meetings; the Centennial Historical Department Receipt book containing stubs for the historical portraits exhibited, including the work of Titian Ramsey Peale, Thomas Lawrence, and John Trumbull; photographs of the architectural plans submitted in the building competition; and steroptican views of exhibits in Memorial Hall and sculpture.

Microfilmed in 1991 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

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  • Microfilm reels 4560-4561 available for use at Archives of American Art offices, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and through interlibrary loan.
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