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Browse HSP's media library to view photographs from past events and exhibits, audio and video recordings, and documents.

 

Reading Terminal Market: Then and Now
Wed, 2014-09-17 15:25

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which connect

A Brief History of Pennsylvania Peaches
Tue, 2014-09-02 16:55

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which connects

Foodlore of the Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch
Wed, 2014-08-27 15:01

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which con

Visiting Philadelphia's Historic Italian Market
Wed, 2014-08-20 15:05

This photo album is part of the blog series, 

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Winter of the Soul
5/18/15

For many of Pennsylvania’s early German-speaking settlers, handwriting was more than a communication tool.  It was also a component of religious devotion.  Highlighting objects in the HSP collection, this presentation, by Doctoral student Alexander Lawrence Ames explores the complex relationship between Pennsylvania German spiritualism and the visual presentation of devotional texts.

Handwriting - Why We Should Care
5/18/15

Teaching and mastery of handwriting is under attack as being less relevant with today’s digital communication. In a program recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on January 28, 2015, Dr. Robert J. Mahar discussed a  brief review of the history and present status of handwriting, revealing the central role that cursive handwriting has served in society.

Voicing the Absent: Crafting History
5/12/15

In this video recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, historian Jane Kamensky, filmmaker Louis Massiah and Ain Gordon discuss the ways historians try to describe past events as they really happened. They aim at faithful representation. Yet we cannot know what others feel and think, and so historians must always take license with their subjects.

 

Timothy Matlack: Scribe of the Declaration of Independence
5/5/15

Not everyone knows that a Philadelphia brewer penned the most famous document in American history. As an assistant Secretary to Congress, Timothy Matlack engrossed the Declaration of Independence. But how was it that a beer-bottler, infamous for cockfighting, once confined to debtor’s prison, was given this responsibility? In this video recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, author Chris Coelho discusses Timothy’s life, the first Matlack presentation in the Philadelphia area in over 100 years.

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