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Selected records relating to Philadelphia City Hall Sculpture Ornamentation, 1897-1901

Selected records relating to Philadelphia City Hall Sculpture Ornamentation, 1897-1901

Philadelphia (Pa.). Commissioners for the Erection of the Public Buildings

Collection Information

Size: 2 v. (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Materials documenting John McArthur and Alexander Milne Calder's work on Philadelphia City Hall including: F. Faust's THE CITY HALL, PHILADELPHIA, (1879) which contains ca. 200 plates of both the interior and exterior; and a scrapbook of photographs of architectural drawings, plans, and details of ornamentation, identifying most of the sculpture locations and allegorical significance, and photographs of Calder with models.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Philadelphia City Archives.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Philadelphia City Archives.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3602 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Selected records relating to Philadelphia City Hall Sculpture Ornamentation, 1897-1901. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.