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With the Olympics continuing, we dipped into the vault for more winter sports, this time from 1892. ⛸🏒
Enjoying the Winter Olympics? Check out this article on curling from the December 1902 issue of “Country Life in America.” 🥌
Due to the victory celebration for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Athenaeum will be CLOSED today, February 8, 2018. We will reopen tomorrow with normal hours. Enjoy the parade!
For those of you who can't wait for the Super Bowl to start, we offer this favorite from our collection: Poe's foot-ball: how to play the most popular amateur game ; containing the latest American Inter-collegiate Association and Rugby rules. It was published in New York in 1891. An interesting nugget from p. 16: Rule 17. -- No one wearing projecting nails or iron plates on his shoes, or any metal substance upon his person, shall be allowed to play in a match. No sticky or greasy substance shall be used on the person of players. Makes you wonder what those early games were like. #flyeaglesfly #superbowlLII
Our eagle from “American Ornithology,” by Alexander Wilson has added a bit of Philadelphia gear in honor of the Super Bowl. This beautiful image is part of an impressive nine volume set that was published in Philadelphia between 1808-1814. Enjoy our Philadelphia eagle, and the big game. #flyeaglesfly #PhiladelphiaEagles #NFCChampionshipGame #6ABCAction
In honor of the Philadelphia Auto Show, we share these gems from "Life, " January 1912.
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia has an upcoming staff vacancy. Please help us find a qualified candidate to be our new Membership Coordinator: http://www.philaathenaeum.org/pdf/membershipcoordinator-jobdescription.pdf
Aerial view of the Athenaeum, 1940.
Will trying to get in the act for #libraryselfieday.
Today is #libraryselfieday! We would love to see some selfies, past or present, taken here, or in other libraries.📖📕
Our current FREE exhibition, "Real Philadelphia: Selections from the Robert M. Skaler Postcard Collection," will close on Friday, January 26, 2018. Our show features more than 250 examples of “real photo postcards” a popular and wide-spread type that were produced by professional and amateur photographers alike between 1904 and 1918. These extraordinary images depict Philadelphia at the zenith of its industrial prosperity. Of particular note are the scores of pictures of children who played on the streets of the ever-growing row-house neighborhoods of the Workshop of the World. Don't miss your last chance to see the show!
E-A-G-L-E-S! Here we have a magnificent eagle from “American Ornithology,” by Alexander Wilson. It is part of an impressive nine volume set that was published in Philadelphia between 1808-1814. Enjoy our Philadelphia eagle, and the big game. #flyeaglesfly #PhiladelphiaEagles #NFCChampionshipGame #6ABCAction 🦅