MC.00.012 Philadelphia: Panorama of a Civilization exhibit, 1976 (originals 1809-1976, undated)

Philadelphia: Panorama of a Civilization exhibit 1976MC.00.012

Summary Information

Title
Philadelphia: Panorama of a Civilization exhibit
Creator
Doebley, Carl
Creator
Thomas, George E.
Extent
70.0 items
Call Number
MC.00.012
Language
English
Repository
W. W. Hagerty Library 3300 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.895.6706 archives@drexel.edu

Preferred Citation

Philadelphia: Panorama of a Civilization exhibit, 1976 (Collection MC.00012), Drexel University Archives.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

Philadelphia: Panorama of a Civilization exhibit, 1976 (Collection MC.00012), Drexel University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Wilson, Joseph M., (Joseph Miller), 1838-1902

Subject(s)

  • Architecture--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--19th century

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Administrative History

"Philadelphia: Panorama of a Civilization" was a multi-locational exhibit developed for the 1976 bicentennial celebration in Philadelphia by historic preservation architects George Thomas and Carl Doebley.  Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the exhibit highlighted key buildings from different architectural "eras" in the history of Philadelphia. Portions of the exhibit were mounted at sites throughout the city; the photographs in this collection, showing buildings constructed between 1870 and 1895, were on display in Drexel's Main Building.  The period from 1870 to 1895 was called the "Era of Drexel Institute" because of the impact of wealthy individuals like Anthony J. Drexel on the architectural development of the city at that time.

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Scope and content note

This exhibit consists of fifty-seven laminated panels of photographs of buildings in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, accompanied by twelve panels of interpretive text and one folder containing a brochure printed for Drexel's portion of the exhibition. Each panel of text deals with a different topic, such as colleges, houses, banks, libraries, etc., and describes a group of four or five panels of photographs. The brochure provides a narrative background for the exhibit.

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