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The Annual Report of the Library Company of Philadelphia

"Americana, 1532-1700; preliminary short title list": 1934/35, p. 24-39.

Author : Library Company of Philadelphia

Release : 1999

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"Americana, 1532-1700; preliminary short title list": 1934/35, p. 24-39.

A Catalogue of the Books Belonging to the Library Company of Philadelphia

Philadelphia , 1853. Gift of the monthly meeting . 13158 , 0. 7. Annual reports of
the Library Association of Friends for 1851 and 1853. Philadelphia , 1851 , & c .
6136 , D. 1. Catalogue of books belonging to the Apprentices ' Library Company
of ...

Author : Library Company of Philadelphia

Release : 1856

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Annual Report

Author : Free Library of Philadelphia

Release : 1941

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Annual Report of the Trustees of the State Library

New York State Library. bly of the ... Annual Reports of the Presbyterian Board of
Publication . ... A Catalogue of the Books belonging to the Library Company
Philadelphia , with an account of the Institution , the Charter , Laws , & c . 2 vols .

Author : New York State Library

Release : 1851

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A Catalogue of the Mercantile Library Company of Philadelphia

59 , containing Report of the Joint Special Committee on Removing the Railway
on High , Third , and Dock Streets ... of America , 1830 ; Third des Annual Report
of the New York Lyceum , 1842 ; Tenth Annual Report of the Philadelphia ...

Author : Mercantile Library Company (PHILADELPHIA)

Release : 1850

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From Gothic Windows to Peacocks

Twelve years ago EdwinWolf 2nd wrote in the Annual Report of the Library
Company of Philadelphia for 1977 that "an in-depth study of American plaque
bindings is yet to be made," while conceding that the Annual Report was "hardly
the ...

Author : Edwin Wolf

Release : 1990-01-01

Publisher : The Library Company of Phil

ISBN : 0914076825

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Author : Apprentices' Library Company of Philadelphia

Release : 1898

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Catalogue of Books in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society

Philadelphia . 1807 . Deed of Settlement of the Mutual Assurance Company of ,
for Insuring Houses from loss by Fire . 8vo . ... Philadelphia Annual Report of the
Acting Committee of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public

Author : American Antiquarian Society. Library

Release : 1837

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Collection includes about 8,000 vols. donated by Isaiah Thomas, founder of the Society. The catalogue is "almost wholly the work of the late lamented librarian, Christopher C. Baldwin ... completed and brought up to the present date by ... Maturin L. Fisher."

Eating Smoke

... 1872); Annual Report of the St. Louis Fire Department; Report of the Fire
Departments of Cincin— nati and St. Louis and the Use of Steam Fire Engines (
1858). HSP, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Free Library of
Philadelphia ...

Author : Mark Tebeau

Release : 2012-09-01

Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN : 1421412500

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During the period of America's swiftest industrialization and urban growth, fire struck fear in the hearts of city dwellers as did no other calamity. Before the Civil War, sweeping blazes destroyed more than $200 million in property in the nation's largest cities. Between 1871 and 1906, conflagrations left Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, and San Francisco in ruins. Into the twentieth century, this dynamic hazard intensified as cities grew taller and more populous, confounding those who battled it. Firefighters' death-defying feats captured the popular imagination but too often failed to provide more than symbolic protection. Hundreds of fire insurance companies went bankrupt because they could not adequately deal with the effects of even smaller blazes. Firefighters and fire insurers created a physical and cultural infrastructure whose legacy—in the form of heroic firefighters, insurance policies, building standards, and fire hydrants—lives on in the urban built environment. In Eating Smoke, Mark Tebeau shows how the changing practices of firefighters and fire insurers shaped the built landscape of American cities, the growth of municipal institutions, and the experience of urban life. Drawing on a wealth of fire department and insurance company archives, he contrasts the invention of a heroic culture of firefighters with the rational organizational strategies by fire underwriters. Recognizing the complexity of shifting urban environments and constantly experimenting with tools and tactics, firefighters fought fire ever more aggressively—"eating smoke" when they ventured deep into burning buildings or when they scaled ladders to perform harrowing rescues. In sharp contrast to the manly valor of firefighters, insurers argued that the risk was quantifiable, measurable, and predictable. Underwriters managed hazard with statistics, maps, and trade associations, and they eventually agitated for building codes and other reforms, which cities throughout the nation implemented in the twentieth century. Although they remained icons of heroism, firefighters' cultural and institutional authority slowly diminished. Americans had begun to imagine fire risk as an economic abstraction. By comparing the simple skills employed by firefighters—climbing ladders and manipulating hoses—with the mundane technologies—maps and accounting charts—of insurers, the author demonstrates that the daily routines of both groups were instrumental in making intense urban and industrial expansion a less precarious endeavor.