Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 61

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 61

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03044
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 61
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image 1, center: View showing the female boarding school, Sharon Female Seminary, established in 1837 by Hicksite Quakers, John and Rachel Jackson, at their residence in Darby, later Sharon Hill, PA. In the image, a few girls walk on the tree-lined grounds of the school. The institution's curriculum combined teacher training with a liberal arts education of natural philosophy, chemistry, astronomy, and other sciences. The school closed in the early 1850s and the property was purchased by Mother Cornelia Connelly in 1867 for Holy Child Academy. Lithograph by Thomas Sinclair, delineated by artist P. W. Thomas, from an unknown source, 16 x 11 cm, undated (but c. 1840).

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.271573
Geocode Latitude:39.906502

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Thomas, P. W. - Artist
Thomas Sinclair - Lithographer