The Vision of David H. Mellinger

To those sated with visual images – the thousands of televi­sion commercials, magazine illustrations and billboard drawings – the nov­elty which once surrounded photographs is difficult to appreciate today. During the prosperous decades following the Civil War, early photogra­phy was limited to the work of trained professionals, those dauntless photographers, tethered to their...
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The Consequences of the American Revolution in Pennsylvania

One of the more interesting and controversial aspects of the American Revolution concerns its consequen­ces upon colonial institutions and society in general. Was the society left almost unchanged by a movement fun­damentally conservative in its causes, or was it profoundly altered by a revolution radical in its results, if not in its origins? Specifically, what happened to the society of...
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Specifications for Mexican War Monument

Over the years more than one hundred temporary special commissions have been created by acts of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania to function as independent administrative bodies for limited periods of time under the jurisdiction of the governor. They were independent in that they were not established as a dependent commission under the purview of an existing state agency or department. Their...
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