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Archives & Manuscripts

Silhouettes

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

August Edouart duplicate silhouette album and index, 1827 - 1849

 Series
Identifier: SFHL-PA-033B
Overview An album of duplicate silhouettes created by August Edouart, beginning in 1827 and during his visit to the United States, 1839-1849. Most of subjects were members of the Society of Friends, all identified. This is the only "American" Edouart folio that is still intact, and the images not only preserve a likeness in silhouettes of the sitters but also details of dress and activities.
Dates: 1827 - 1849

August Edouart silhouette of Price family, 1843

 Series
Identifier: SFHL-PA-033A
Scope and Contents Mounted and enhanced cut silhouettes of Philip M. Price, Matilda Price and Hannah P. Davis. Signed and dated Augt Eduouart, fait 1843.
Dates: 1843

Friends Historical Library collected silhouettes

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-033
Overview This collection combines various silhouette albums and images acquired by Friends Hitorical Library into a single finding aid.
Dates: Circa 1803-1845

Horner-Coates silhouette album, circa 1803-1839

 Series
Identifier: SFHL-PA-033D
Overview Commercial album containing hollow-cut silhouettes of the extended Philadelpia Quaker Coates and Horner family and friends mounted on blue paper. All are identified, some stamped MUSEUM, cut at the Peale Museum. The bulk of the silhouettes date between about 1803 to 1824. An unrelated printed reproduction of a silhouette of Thomas Shillitoe (Liverpool, 1839) is glued near the end of the volume. Also includes some Quaker ministers and prominent Philadelphians such as Benjamin Rush.
Dates: circa 1803-1839; Majority of material found within 1803 - 1824

Richardson-Yarnall family pictures

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-185
Overview The collection contains photographs and other images of members of the Richardson and Yarnall families, Pennsylvania Quakers who lived in Philadelpia and Byberry, Pennsylvania. The families were united by the marriage in 1816 of Nathaniel Richardson and Hannah Yarnall of Byberry. Of special interest are the silhouettes of members of the Richardson and Yarnall families created in the Peale Museum, Philadelphia
Dates: 1806 - 1958

Thomas Gilpin Profile Album, approximately 1820-1849

 Series
Identifier: SFHL-PA-033C
Overview This album of profiles was the property of Thomas Gilpin, Quaker manufacturer and author. It contains copies in ink of profiles made by amateur silhouette artist Joseph Sansom about 1790 in Philadelphia of distinquished personages of the day. The sitters include familiar figures such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and James Madisonand also important Quakers including William Savery, the Pembertons, George Dillwyn, Miers Fisher, Rebecca Jones, and Nicholas Waln. It is not confirmed...
Dates: approximately 1820-1849

Truman-Shaw collected silhouettes , 1806 - 1850

 Series
Identifier: SFHL-PA-033E
Overview Hollow cut silhouettes pasted onto pages of a copybook. The lettering practice workbook is autographed Jane Trumans Book, and some copy poetry is signed by Sarah Shaw, 1806. The album includes silhouettes of members of the Truman and Shaw families of Philadelphia as well as other figures of the day including George Washington. Some are imprinted with the Peale MUSUM stamp. An additional 56 silhouettes mounted on 7 pages of black paper are associated family members, including children of...
Dates: 1806 - 1850

George Wood silhouette book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-064
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume silhouette book of George Wood.
Dates: 1869, 1924-1925