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Prints were popular in American colonial homes. Among the decorative luxuries available, they were the most affordable. They would be hung in hallways, entrance halls, stairwells, and kitchens.…
continue reading Spotlight on Special Collections: Five Unstudied Prints from the American Revolutionary War
written by Joe S.
November 7, 2019
The peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next is a hallmark of our democracy—and something that Americans take great pride in. The occasion is particularly…
continue reading Presidential Inaugural Stories and Anecdotes
written by Richard L.
January 17, 2017
With the Democratic National Convention descending on the city next week, political partying and election events are taking over the town. Joining in on this moment for the city, the Free Library…
continue reading Visit the Free Library While the DNC Is In Town!
written by Julie B.
July 22, 2016
2016: It's an election year and Philadelphia is hosting the Democratic National Convention! The Free Library wanted to get in on the fun, so join us as we launch an exciting new…
continue reading The 2016 American Presidency Series
written by Autumn M.
April 25, 2016