Category Archives: Art

August 28, 1849 (Tuesday)

Cloudy and warm all day.  Friend M—g-n called on me this evening and we went to the Chinese Museum to see the Panorama of the Hudson River.  The scenes were beautiful, but as in most cases the description was miserable.

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July 3, 1849 (Tuesday)

Splendid day. Visited the Assembly building this evening to see Bayne’s Panorama of a voyage to Europe.  It was very good, the painting was excellent. The Assembly Building was four stories high and occupied the entire west side of South … Continue reading

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May 30, 1849 (Wednesday)

Today makes the full week of wet weather, tho’ not quite so cold as it was a few days ago.  The wind is from the north East, which is rather an ill omen for clearing. Visited the Academy of Fine … Continue reading

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May 18, 1849 (Friday)

Still delightful. Some little excitement in regard to the cholera, which is now in New York. Visited the Academy of Fine Arts this evening. Stories of “The Cholera” were all over the Philadelphia newspapers in May 1849.  There were cholera … Continue reading

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May 11, 1849 (Friday)

This has been a pleasant day, by way of variety. Visited the Art Union, this evening, and afterwards took a comfortable stroll through the streets, to see the latest fashions. For more information on the Art Union of Philadelphia, see … Continue reading

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May 9, 1849 (Wednesday)

Clear once more. Visited the Academy of Fine Arts this evening.  The rooms are well filled.  There are many excellent paintings, while some of the statuary is really splendid. The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts was founded by artists Charles … Continue reading

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May 7, 1849 (Monday)

Cold and cloudy all day. Went to the Musical Fund Hall this evening to witness the drawing of the prizes of the Art Union.  Professor Reed delivered an excellent address on the connection between the fine arts and the arts … Continue reading

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May 1, 1849 (Tuesday)

This has been a grand day for the Firemen’s Parade, and a grand and imposing parade it was.  The fire apparatus was magnificent and almost hid by the profusions of flowers with which they were decorated.  It was a splendid … Continue reading

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January 9, 1849 (Tuesday)

Nothing new or important to-day. Didn’t go out this evening. Subscribed for Graham’s Magazine to-day. This is a splendid work, and contains a very large amount of reading matter monthly. Graham’s American Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art, published by George R. Graham … Continue reading

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