Item No: pdcp00032
Title: Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society [diploma] [graphic] / Painted & drawn on stone by M. Rosenthal.
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 J.E. McClees for Photographs in Watercolors at the exhibition of 1859. Signed Davis Taggert, President; A.O. Hiester, Secretary
Rosenthal relocated his lithographic studio to 5th and Chestnut circa 1856.
Variant of circa 1851 Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society [diploma] signed in 1857. [Philadelphiana - Societies and Certificates]
Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society.
Rosenthal, Max, 1833-1918 - Artist
McClees, James E., 1821-1887 - Artist
Schuchman, William, 1823 or 1824- - Artist
Rosenthal, L. N. (Louis N.) - Printer
Rosenthal, L. N. (Louis N.) - Publisher