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Stories From the Archives: "The Wages of Sin" Theater Posters
3/29/13
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There is an old saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words." Rights and Reproductions Associate Hillary Kativa discusses theater posters for a production titled The Wages of Sin. The posters depict a morality tale that gives a glimpse of late 19th-century performance art and convey a broader sense of social values of the period. For more information on these posters, please visit the Digital Library.

Stories From the Archives: John Keats Love Letter
2/28/13
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There are few things more romantic than a love letter penned by 19th-century poet John Keats. Digital Imaging Technician Ashley Harper discusses a letter from Keats to his sweetheart, Ms. Fanny Brawne, and how it symbolizes the pure love that he felt for her. For more information, please view this letter in our Digital Library. In the Stories From the Archives video series, HSP staff members highlight their favorite items from the collection.

Stories from the Archives: The Thrift Movement
1/16/13
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Senior Director of Programs and Services Beth Twiss Houting discusses documents relating to the thrift movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The movement produced a number of programs, such as the School Savings Bank, which taught schoolchildren the value of saving money. For more information on these images, please visit the Digital Library.


In the Stories From the Archives video series, an HSP staff member highlights one of his or her favorite items from the collection.

Stories from the Archives: George Washington Treasures Case
12/19/12
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Senior Director of the Library Lee Arnold discusses the George Washington Treasures Case. The 19th-century case contains images, letters, and a lock of George Washington's hair. Stories From the Archives is a video series in which an HSP staff member highlights one of his or her favorite items from the collection.

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Stories From the Archives: Fort Mifflin
11/28/12
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Programs Associate Chris Damiani discusses some of the Fort Mifflin prints and photographs from various collections at HSP. Fort Mifflin played a vital role during the American Revolution and afterward was nicknamed "The Fort that Saved America." For more information on these images, please visit the Digital Library. Stories From the Archives is a video series in which an HSP staff member highlights one of his or her favorite items from the collection.

Stories From the Archives: The Countess of Pembroke and Geomancy
10/31/12
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Project Archivist Sarah Newhouse discusses the book The English Countess Mary of Pembroke's Rare Secrets of the Wonderful Art of Geomancy from the Abraham H. Cassell collection. Geomancy is a form of divination that analyzes the pattern of a handful of earth thrown down at random or dots made at random on paper. Stories From the Archives is a video series in which an HSP staff member highlights one of his or her favorite items from the collection.