2023 New Acquisitions Showcase: Around the World and Back Again
Once again, the curators in the Kislak Center will welcome in the new academic year by sharing some of the exciting acquisitions made in the past year. From a hand-colored 1794 map of Philadelphia, the first great street plan of the city, to a collection of late 18th/early 19th century theater playbills from Osaka, Japan, to a fully illustrated, four-volume work on the peoples and costumes of the world, to a 1791 fan with mounted allegorical stipple engravings celebrating the French Revolution, to a collection of Marian Anderson test pressings and in-studio recordings (ca. 1940), the range and breadth of these new holdings is impressive.
Drop in to get a firsthand look at some of these fascinating new arrivals and hear about them from the curatorial staff.