Carte-de-visite of Anna M. Stanton shown in full portrait. Stanton is standing with her body turned to the side and her left side foremost. Her head is turned to the camera. She wears her hair parted at the center and gathered into an updo behind her head. She has on a dark colored bodice and a bustle skirt. A chatelaine or watch chain is visible hanging from her chest down underneath her left arm. She is standing in front of an interior backdrop painted with a parlor mantel and draperies. Her hands are resting on top of each other on the top of the back of a carved armchair with a tufted padded back.
Handwritten in ink on the back of the photograph above the photographer's mark is the text, "Anne M. Stanton".
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite inside the bottom border of the printed frame of the album page is the text "Anne M. Stanton" and in the lower left corner of the album page is the text "ANNE M. STANTON?".
Carte-de-visite of Sarah "Sally" Cadwallader Ely shown in three-quarter length portrait. She is seated with her body turned so that her left side is foremost to the camera. Her right arm is propped on a table covered with a floral cloth and her right hand is resting on her right cheek. Her left arm rests in her lap and she is holding a book with her thumb inside the pages and the book partially open. Her hair is parted at the center and then pinned in ringlets on the sides of her head. Her cheeks are tinted pink. She wears a dark colored dress with a high neck, full-length fitted sleeves, a fitted bodice, and a full skirt. The heavily decorative carved back of the chair she is seated in is partially visible behind her. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in graphite at the bottom of the print and onto the mount is the text "1868 / Sally Cadwallader Ely". Printed on the back of the photograph is a mark for H.C. Phillips.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten on the album page in the lower left corner in graphite is the text "H C PHILLIPS".
Attending school in Philadelphia, Hannah Lions copied down her math, history, and poetry lessons in this notebook. Her family saved this book as "proof that there were some educated [black] people way back when."
Source: Nancy Bercaw, Curator, Slavery and Freedom
A school copy book printed by Philip Price in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and used by Hannah Amelia Lyons. The book has paper covers bound on the proper left side. A length of knotted pink string extends from the top edge of the binding, serving as a bookmark. Several engravings are printed on the front and back covers. On the front cover is a portrait of John Adams entitled "Late President of the United States," above an allegorical scene and space for the owner to sign the book, followed by the printer's name. The back cover has an image of an eagle flying over open waters between two ships and clasping a banner reading "SHIPPED" in its beak. Below the eagle is a floral sprig on the left and a grouping of masonic symbols on the right, with a thin scrollwork border below them. Below the border is a shield with an eagle inside it holding a banner reading "E Pluribus Unum". Below the shield are two separate allegorical scenes. The interior pages contain various school exercises including mathematics and poetry.