Academy of Natural Sciences
@ The Library Company of Philadelphia
Louderbach & Hoffmann engraver
DescriptionBook illustration depicting an exterior of the museum building at Broad and George (i.e., Sansom) Streets built from 1839 to 1840 after designs by Philadelphia architect, John Notman. In the foreground, pedestrian traffic includes an African American man peddler carrying a rack of ducks. The Academy, incorporated in 1815 as a scientific association to disseminate and promote the knowledge of natural history, opened as a public museum in 1828.; Brightly, del.; Louderback [sic] & Hoffman, sc.; Title from item.; Published in R.A. Smith's Philadelphia as it is in 1852 (Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1852), p. 203. (LCP Am 1852 Smith).