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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.

Stories From the Archives: Animal Photographs
10/3/12
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Archivist Cary Majewicz-Hutto discusses family pet photos found in the Fenton and Remak family papers. A predecessor to “Lolcat” pictures, these early 20th-century photographs include pets in various poses and dressed in costume. 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.

Picturing History
7/9/12
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Photographs can tell a lot of stories, if you know how to read them. On April 11, 2012, HSP's Photograph Conservator D'Arcy White presented a lecture titled "Picturing History" on the art of reading photographs. Using examples from HSP's collection, White discussed how to study photographs and dig deeper than their first impression.

David McCullough Founders Award Speech
5/30/12
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David McCullough's award acceptance speech at the 2012 Founder's Award dinner.

Welcome to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1/25/12
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Light-Color Play by Maurice Wright
1/13/12
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The above video, entitled "Light-Color Play," utilizes a painted board by Mary Elizabeth Hallock Greenwalt which can be found in Box 12, Folder 3 of this collection.