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ca. 1850s, [stereodaguerreotype portrait of a young lady, by W.L. Germon, housed in a case by John Stull of Philadelphia]

Unlike the more common Mascher case, Stull’s design has lenses integrated into the cover and folding hinges allowing the viewer to adjust the focus.  Portrait is under a mat stamped W.L. Germon, for Washington Lafayett Germon, a photographer active in Philadelphia 1848-1860, who also worked as an artist, engraver, and druggist during the same period.  There is no record of John Stull as a photographer, so it is not surprising to see the actual image done by Germon, whose studio was listed at 168 Chestnut in 1856, just four blocks east of the address on Stull’s case.

via Cowan’s Auctions

philamuseum:

More Art Monday

Explore our collection of textiles and costume accessories with depictions of America’s Presidents and founding fathers.

Embroidered Picture,” c. 1800, by Sarah Montgomery Thompson

Fireman’s Hat,” 1838, artist/maker unknown, America

Printed Textile: “Apotheosis of Washington & Franklin,” late 18th century, artist/maker unknown, England

design-is-fine:

Bandana, Declaration of Independence, 1778. Cotton. Copper-plate printed on plain weave. USA. Via Cooper Hewitt.

design-is-fine:

Bandana, Declaration of Independence, 1778. Cotton. Copper-plate printed on plain weave. USA. Via Cooper Hewitt.

ca. 1873, [tintype portrait of of James Turner, Master Mason of the Celestial Lodge in Rhode Island and a membership certificate]

via Artfact, Swann Auction Galleries

ca. 1850-60’s, [Children’s wooden block game with lithographed image of the United States], Jacob Shaffer
via the Library Company of Philadelphia, Arts & Artifacts Collection
drtuesdaygjohnson:

 ca. 1886, “Draping the studio in memoriam” [lithograph featuring a young lady admiring a painting of Ulysses S. Grant in studio with an American flag and prints with the Lee’s surrender at Appomattox], Lindner, Eddy & Clauss; from the picture by Granville Perkins 
via the Library of Congress, Popular Graphic Arts Collection

drtuesdaygjohnson:

ca. 1886, “Draping the studio in memoriam” [lithograph featuring a young lady admiring a painting of Ulysses S. Grant in studio with an American flag and prints with the Lee’s surrender at Appomattox], Lindner, Eddy & Clauss; from the picture by Granville Perkins

via the Library of Congress, Popular Graphic Arts Collection

ca. 1861-65, [Civil War envelope with a portrait of Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant; addressed Mr. James W. Hensley, Salem, Illinois, Co. D. 111th Reg. Ill. Volunteer, care Capt. Foster] 
via the Library of Congress, Civil War Collection
American folk painted bellows with original paint decoration, depicting a still life composition of a cornucopia with fruit, painted in stencil and free-hand paint with excellent border design ; leather and mechanics have been restored and its now in good working condition; American, circa 1840. 
via 1stdibs
19th cent., [cast iron Betsy Ross 5¢ cigar cutter], A.S. Valentine & Son Makers
via Cowan’s Auctions

19th cent., [cast iron Betsy Ross 5¢ cigar cutter], A.S. Valentine & Son Makers

via Cowan’s Auctions

ca. 1889, [albumen print of the Shepherd Centennial Building lavishly decorated for the Benjamin Harrison inauguration]
19th cent., [cast iron American shield door pediment]

ca. 1863, [“Union Cards” by the American Card Co.]

"The suits are eagles, shields, stars, and flags, Goddess of Liberty in place of Queen, Colonel for King, Major for Jack".

(Source: historical.ha.com)

ca. 1861-63, [thirty-four star American flag]

19th cent., [Patriotic shot glass with “Union Forever” and “Bumper to the Flag” slogans with flag & shield design motifs]

(Source: historical.ha.com)