Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 3

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Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 3

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01790
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 3
Historic Street Address: Nineteenth & Race Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc00069, top [image dimensions 13.0 cm x 16.5 cm]:

A halftone reproduction of a photograph of the Academy of Natural Sciences before 1876 when extensive renovations were made.

The Academy was founded 1812 "for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning." The oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere, the academy opened its doors to the public in 1828. Its collections of plants and animals from around the world grew so rapidly that the academy outgrew its building three times in sixty years.

Source: http://www.ansp.org/about/history.php

Building demolished: YES ca. 1876


Notes:

Item pdcc00070, bottom [image dimensions 12.5 cm x 17.0 cm]:

http://www.ansp.org/about/history.php

The Academy of Natural Sciences was founded in 1812 "for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning."  The oldest natural sciences museum in the Western Hemisphere, the academy opened its doors to the public in 1812. Its collection of plants and animals from around the world grew so rapidly that the Academy outgrew its buildings three times in sixty years.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.957229
Geocode Longitude:-75.171801

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Gimber, Stephen Henry, 1810-1862 - Engraver