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The Female Physician: a Deviation from 19th-Century Gender Roles?

This 19th-century image of a lone female physician making a heroic midnight visit seems out of context for a time in which the majority of women worked inside the home cooking, cleaning, and raising children.  However, it illustrated a book … Continue reading

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The Man in the Moon – One Last History Mystery at LCP

In my last post I briefly described the work of digitizing American Sunday-School Union woodblocks. I’ve been holding off on writing this post because I hoped that I might be able to find an explanation for the above block, but … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Lunchroom – and Other Discoveries at the Library Company

I know that “Lunch” was never considered an appropriate answer to the common elementary school question “What’s your favorite class?”  But I have to admit that the lunchroom is one of my favorite spots at the Library Company of Philadelphia! Why?  … Continue reading

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