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Life Magazine Cover, March 9, 1911 by Henry Hutt
Cover of Life Magazine June 20, 1907 by Sewell Collins
Independence Square, 1899 by unknown
Plan of Philadelphia, 1860 by Augustus Mitchell
Philadelphia City Hall, East Portal, 1950 by Lawrence S Williams
Ellis Tea and Coffee Store, 1945 by Jacob Stelman
Study for the Apotheosis of Washington, U.S. Capitol Dome by Constantino Brumidi
A plan of the City of Philadelphia and Environs, 1808-1811 by John Hills
Whitemarsh Hall, Front Elevation by Horace Trumbauer
Detail - Detroit Institute of Art by Paul Philippe Cret
Pachyderm House, Philadelphia Zoo, detail of weather vane by Paul Philippe Cret
University of Texas Main Building by Paul Philippe Cret
University of Texas, Littlefield Memorial by Paul Philippe Cret
Guarantee Trust Company exterior tile by Frank Furness
Life Magazine Cover, April 27, 1911 by Victor C Anderson
Life Magazine Cover, January 17, 1907 by Henry Hutt
Life Magazine Cover, August 1, 1907 by C Allan Gilbert
The Great Arrow Advertisement by unknown
Peerless Automobile Advertisement by unknown
Packard Thirty Advertisement by unknown
Cover of Life Magazine October 17, 1907 by J M Flagg
Franklin Automobile Advertisement by unknown
Pierce Arrow Advertisement 1911 by Sheridan
Carhartt Thirty-five by unknown
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About the Athenaeum of Philadelphia
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is an independent member-supported library and museum that engages members, scholars and the interested general public to join actively in the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia and participate in historical, literary and educational activities. To that end, the Athenaeum must be a diligent steward of its National Historic Landmark building and its collections of books, manuscripts, architectural drawings, photographs, and historic objects.
The Athenaeum was founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge" for public benefit. Annually the Athenaeum's nationally significant collections attract thousands of readers: graduate students and senior scholars, architects, interior designers, museum curators, and private owners of historic buildings. It provides the Philadelphia region with a resource of first resort on matters of architecture and interior design history, particularly for the period 1800 to 1945.
The Athenaeum building was designed in 1845 by the innovative architect John Notman (1810-1865). It is widely hailed as the seminal American structure in the Italianate Revival Style and one of the first Philadelphia buildings built of brownstone. Severely plain on the exterior and deceptive in scale, the Athenaeum building contains richly embellished reading rooms with 24-foot ceilings. Into these spaces has been gathered a museum collection of American fine and decorative arts from the period 1800 to 1850 which is available for group or individual tours by advance reservation. The building has been expanded and restored to provide appropriate facilities for the care and exhibition of the collections. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977.