Item No: 75A0344
Title: Library Card of Charles H. Howell
Original Image Location:
Free Library of Philadelphia
"The Free Library Association of the City of Philadelphia. To John Thomson, Secretary, Room 163, City Hall, Philadelphia. I agree to become a member of The Free Library Association of the City of Philadelphia, and to pay the annual dues of five dollars. Charles H. Howell, 1523 Walnut Street, or 212 Race Street. Is there a life membership?"
Inscription in pencil: "$5 recd; reg."
Charles H. Howell (and Henry K. Fox) conceived of the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art). Established in 1872 in Philadelphia, it is the nation's first private, nonprofit public art organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning.