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  North west corner of Walnut and 21st Streets taken from south east in 1862 by David Kennedy [David J. Kennedy Watercolor Collection].

HSP's collections in Arts and Culture include works of art on paper, playbills and scrapbooks related to the performing arts, literary manuscripts, sheet music and music books, records of cultural institutions, and the personal papers of visual and performing artists.

To learn more about the Society's holdings, search our online catalog for subject terms like "art", "music", "literature", or "culture". You should also search for specific artist names, performance venues, or other keywords that may provide insights into your research interests. Descriptions of all manuscript collections are available in that online catalog, and many collections have finding aids online or at HSP that provide more information.