Selected records relating to Philadelphia City Hall Sculpture Ornamentation

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.philcomm
Creators:
Philadelphia (Pa.).. Commissioners for the Erection of the Public Buildings
Dates:
1897-1901
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Volumes
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Materials documenting John McArthur and Alexander Milne Calder's work on Philadelphia City Hall including: F. Faust's THE CITY HALL, PHILADELPHIA, (1879) which contains ca. 200 plates of both the interior and exterior; and a scrapbook of photographs of architectural drawings, plans, and details of ornamentation, identifying most of the sculpture locations and allegorical significance, and photographs of Calder with models.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3602 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: Philadelphia City Archives.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Philadelphia City Archives.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architectural photography -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander Milne, 1846-1923 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McArthur, John, 1823-1890 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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