DVAG’s own Sarah Weatherwax is now a Huffington Post contributor! In advance of the Labor Day weekend, check out her article highlighting some vintage seaside photographs from the Print and Photographs Department at the Library Company of Philadelphia. From the Huffington Post As summer winds down, many of us along the east coast are thinking of … More The Last Days of Summer
Contributed by Scott Ziegler William Parker Foulke, widely remembered for discovering the first dinosaur bones in America, was deeply interested in a number of reform causes. Not the least of which was the effort to colonize freed slaves in Africa. A new gallery, Colonization in the Foulke Papers, focuses on these efforts. Building off of the African … More New Gallery: Colonization in the Foulke Papers
From the New York Times STURBRIDGE, Mass. — Sarah Blanchard was sorry she skipped a worship service. Sarah Wood apologized for denouncing infant baptisms. And as for the Cheneys, Joseph and Abigail? Well, “with shame, humiliation and sorrow,” they acknowledged having had sex before marriage. More than 250 years ago, their confessions of sin were … More In Church Attics, Clues to the Private Life of Early America
Contributed by Barbara Anne Beaucar Chelsea has been working as a volunteer intern at the Barnes Foundation Archives in Merion since November 2013, helping the archivists with a variety of tasks from photocopying, scanning, pulling and re-filing records for researchers to cataloguing and data clean-up in the collections management database. Assigned her own project, … More Meet Chelsea Houck!