Item No: pdcc01929
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 44
Historic Street Address:
5th & Wharton Streets
Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00181, bottom right [image dimesions 6.2 cm x 10.0 cm]:
Just before their six month occupation of Philadelphia came to an end in May of 1778, the British Army staged an extravagant celebration the likes of which had never been seen in the Quaker city. The day-and-night revelry with the made-up name of Meschianza, began with a regatta of barges on the Delaware River accompanied by cannon fire, and continued well into the night with singing, music and fireworks, ending with a fancy dress ball at the estate of Joseph Wharton, in South Philadelphia. One of the events held on Wharton's estate was a mock jousting tournament. The illustration shows the protagonists, the Black Knights and the White Knights, facing each other in the compound. On the front row of each of the pavilions are seated seven young ladies dressed in Turkish habits.
Link to website: http://www.librarycompany.org/artifacts/meschianza.htm
Item pdcc00182, top left [image dimensions 14.8 cm x 10.7 cm]:
Illustration of an American soldier during the War of Independence wearing the uniform of the Washington Grays.
Published by R. H. Hobson, Philadelphia.
Item pdcc00183, bottom left [image dimensions 18.0 cm x 10.5 cm]:
Image depicts an American soldier of the War of Independence in military uniform.
Published by P. Price Jr., Philadelphia.
Item pdcc00184, top right [image dimensions 18.4 cm x 10.7 cm]:
Depiction of a soldier wearing the uniform of the Governours Guards. He's carrying a bayonetted rifle on his right side and extending his left arm sideways in the direction of his gaze.
Published by P. Price. Philadelphia.
A917.481 P536 v.3
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909
Fairman, Gideon, 1774-1827 - Artist
Nesmith, James H. - Engraver
Underwood, Thomas, 1795-1849 - Artist
Childs, Cephas Grier, 1793-1871 - Engraver
Clay, Edward Williams, 1799-1857 - Artist