Item No: pdcp00033
Title: Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society [diploma] [graphic] / Painted & drawn on stone by M. Rosenthal; Wm. Schuchmun del.
Print and Picture Collection
Certificate containing vignettes and graphic elements related to agriculture. Vignettes at the bottom of the print show clusters of farm animals, including cows, pigs, and fowl; a man providing a bowl of feed to a couple of horses with a foul in a fenced pasture in front of a house; and a farmer plowing his field. Graphic elements in the upper corners include farm implements, tools, and equipment, including shovels, pitchforks, sickles, rakes, and a grinding implement. Also includes a vignette depicting the state seal. Flowers, produce, and vinery border the graphics and surround the text of the certificate. The Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society was founded in 1851 by representatives from 50 counties with the object to "foster and improve agriculture, horticulture, and the domestic and household arts." The first annual exhibition of the society was held the same year.
Free Library of Philadelphia: Philadelphiana - Societies and Certificates
Issued to Mrs. G. B. Johnston for best specimen of animal oil painting at the exhibition of 1857. Signed David Taggert, President. Robt. Walker, Secretary.
Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society.
Rosenthal, Max, 1833-1918 - Artist
Schuchman, William, 1823 or 1824- - Artist
Rosenthal, L. N. (Louis N.) - Printer
Rosenthal, L. N. (Louis N.) - Publisher