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The Friends Historical Library has a large art collection, especially of 18th and 19th century portraits. Though it also has collections of photographs, stereograms, silhouettes and daguerrotypes -- even Victorian hair art -- that might be of interest.
Inaugurated October 24, 1931, the Benjamin West Society was dedicated to promoting the arts at Swarthmore College and to promoting the memory of painter Benjamin West (1738-1820) whose traditional birthplace is on the campus of Swarthmore College. The Society organized annual lectures on art and exhibits, and each year sent its members an art print. Its activities were lead by a small group of officers, particularly New York Quaker art dealer, Frederic Newlin Price, a Swarthmore College graduate.
The department encourages Swarthmore biology students to submit items for the Biological Image of the Year prize, to be awarded from the Savage Fund, which was established by students and colleagues to honor Professor Robert E. Savage, the first professor of Cell Biology at Swarthmore College.
In the most recent Bulletin, Vogdes explores the highlights of Swarthmore's public art collection.
August Edouart - A Quaker Album
by Helen Laughon; Nel Laughon; Wendell Garrett (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 1987-01-01
Edouart (1789-1861) was a prominent French portraitist specializing in silhouettes. The original silhouettes reprinted in this book of his Quaker-related works are all available for consultation in the Friends Historical Library.