Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 4

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Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 4

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01889
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 4
Historic Street Address: 22nd & Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc00139, top [image dimensions 19.3 cm x 23.5 cm]:

An engraving on wood showing people seated around a well-laid dining table being watched over by servants. The dining room is grandly furnished and decorated. A large chandelier hangs from a richly molded ceiling.  The guests are seated around a long dining table decorated with a low hanging tablecloth. Silverware, a candelabra and a decorated wine cooler adorn the table. The occasion was a reception of General Grant in Philadelphia given by Mr. George W. Childs. The General is shown in the foreground with his back to the viewer.

Caption reads: Pennsylvania. - Reception of General Grant at Philadelphia - Dinner given the distinguished guest by Mr. George W. Childs at his residence. - From a sketch by A. Berghaus,- see page 291.

Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, December 27, 1879.


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Item pdcc00210, bottom right:

Depicted are adult male and female native americans with a male child in the attire typically worn by the Delaware tribe. All three are wearing ornaments of various kinds, including jewelry, headbands, belts and feathers. The adults are carrying long pipes, and both males carry bows and, in the case of the adult, a quiver full of arrows. They are all barefoot.


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Item pdcc01289, bottom left [image dimensions 11.0 cm x 14.6 cm]:

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Depicts a caricature of William Cobbett, an English pamphleteer and journalist who, during his stay in America in the 1790s, wrote Federalist political tracts under the pseudonym of Peter Porcupine.

Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. December 27, 1879.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.950793
Geocode Longitude:-75.177543

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.3
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Berghaus, Albert, active 1869-1880 - Artist