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Peter Frederick Rothermel papers, 1844-1895

Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895

Art teacher, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 7 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters and printed material.
REEL 1393, fr. 324-339: Rothermel's wedding certificate; several invitations; a letter and engraved notice of condolence to Mrs. Rothermel from the Art Club of Philadelphia; and a printed copy of a speech, "Memoir of P.F. Rothermel," given by Joseph G. Rosengarten to the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.
REEL 1393, fr.341-363: A pamphlet, PICTURE OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG BY PETER F. ROTHERMEL, which includes a description of the battle, the program of speaches given at the Philadelphia unveiling of the battle, and press opinions and letters about the picture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, art instructor. Born Pennsylvania; active in many Philadelphia art organizations. Best known work "Battle of Gettysburg."


The donor and lender, Peter Rothermel, is the grandson of Peter F. Rothermel.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Pamphlet, reel 1393, frames 341-363: Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1393 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Peter Frederick Rothermel papers, 1844-1895. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.