Today, we’re happy to announce that The Library Company of Philadelphia has just joined The Commons. The Library Company is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Open to the public free of charge, the Library Company houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art.
The mission of the Library Company is to preserve, interpret, make available, and augment the valuable materials within its care. The Library Company serves a diverse constituency throughout Philadelphia and nationally and internationally, offering comprehensive reader services, an internationally renowned fellowship program, online catalogs, and regular exhibitions and public programs.
The Library Company of Philadelphia joined with more than 880 images initially, and we invite you to explore the initial sets, including Centennial Advertisements, Philadelphia on Stone Lithographs – Philadelphia Businesses, and the John Frank Keith Collection. Make sure to come back regularly as new content is uploaded.
Photos from the The Library Company of Philadelphia.