Skip header and navigation

Revise Search

10 records – page 1 of 1.

The care of prints and drawings

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo15262
Author
Ellis, Margaret Holben.
Date of Publication
c1995.
Call Number
760.0288 E47
Responsibility
Margaret Holben Ellis.
ISBN
0761991360
9780761991366
Author
Ellis, Margaret Holben.
Place of Publication
Walnut Creek
Publisher
AltaMira Press,
Date of Publication
c1995.
Physical Description
x, 253 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
American Association for state and local history book series
Notes
IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf
Originally published: Nashville, Tenn. : AASLH Press, c1987.
"Published with the assistance of the J. Paul Getty Trust and in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-246) and index.
Subjects
Prints
Drawing
Additional Corporate Author
J. Paul Getty Trust.
American Association for State and Local History.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
760.0288 E47
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
P.77.31.01
Date Range
1879-1881
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Ink drawing done over pencil sketch of the "Sawbuck House", done on a small lined piece of paper. The house is of brick and half timber construction. The side facing out to the right has two windows with fifteen panes each and twin shutters; above these two windows, closer to the peak of the roof, is a smaller, partially open window with nine panes showing.
The adjacent side, facing out to the left, has three windows and a door; one of these windows is similar to the first two, although with only twelve panes; the other two windows have their shutters closed. Below these two windows, almost at street level, is a much smaller window, probably looking into the basement. The door is set in from its frame, and has steps leading up to it, flanked by two low walls acting as railings. There is a chimney in the center of the roof.
The entire "Sawbuck House" is flush up against another, slightly larger building on its left side, also with a chimney in the center of the roof. To the right and slightly behind the "Sawbuck House" is yet another building, mostly obscured, but with another chimney and a high fence. A tree is shown growing at the side of this building. A sidewalk runs in front of all three buildings.
Written along the bottom of the drawing in ink is the following: '"Saw-buck" House--S.E. cor. Lime + Middle Sts--/Lancaster Pa--.'
Additional notes have been made in pencil: "S.E. cor. Lime + Middle Sts--." just above the curb of the sidewalk; "Brick" just above the basement window; and "Filled with stone." in the upper right corner above the tree. The number "25" also appears in upper right corner, and a circled "30" in the lower right corner.
Middle Street is now Howard Avenue. The Sawbuck House, also called the Powell House, was demolished before 1900.
Date Range
1879-1881
Year Range From
1879
Year Range To
1881
Creator
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913)
Made By
Stauffer, David McNeeley
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Search Terms
Drawing
Saw-buck House
Frame Size
Window mat only
Image Size
H: 4" W: 6.25
Object Name
Drawing
Material
Paper / Ink
Medium
Ink drawing on paper
Height (cm)
10.16
Height (ft)
0.3333333333
Height (in)
4
Width (cm)
15.875
Width (ft)
0.5208333333
Width (in)
6.25
Dimension Details
Hinged within a window mat..
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-06-28
Condition Notes
The paper has become slightly worn and browned around the edges. The extreme lower left corner is creased, and the upper right corner has a small nick taken out, and a small hole below the number "25". There is also a 1/4" tear at the upper right corner, below the hole and extending to the edge of the paper.
This piece has been float-mounted in hinged window matting.
Accession Number
P.77.31
Object ID
P.77.31.01
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Cabinet
#1
Shelf
Top two shelves
Place of Origin
Lancaster Co.
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
P.77.31.02
Date Range
c. 1880
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Pencil drawing of Dr. Atlee's house is mounted in hinged window mat. The front, facing out to the left, has a door with a small stoop and three shuttered windows, as well as four shuttered windows on the second floor, and two gabled windows above. The side facing out to the right is in two sections: one section under the peaked roof with three rows of two windows each, and a two-story section with a flat roof, also with three rows of two windows each. In both of these sections, the top two windows are much smaller than the rest, and also without shutters. Two basement windows can barely be seen on the front and side of the house.
There are three chimneys of various designs; one at either end of the peaked roof, and a third at the extreme right of the house.
There are two smaller sections coming off either side of the house. These can only be seen in part, and are not drawn in much detail. Fences extend off of both these sections, with a tree growing behind each section of fence. An ambiguous shape has been drawn behind the tree on the left, possibly another building. The bottom of the drawing is also ambiguous, with the sidewalk following the same lines as the house.
A hand-written caption at the bottom reads "Dr. Atlee's House". There are two bordered emblems at the upper corners of the drawing, also done in pencil. The one at upper left reads "Georg/Burckh---[?]/Anna Margari-/ta B. 1764", encircled by a floral pattern. The one at upper right reads "I.G.B./A.M.B/1764" and is encircled by two flowers.
This building was erected on the northwest corner of E. Orange and N. Duke Streets in 1764 by George Burkhart, the richest joiner of pre-Revolutionary Lancaster, as his own residence. It was one of the most highly developed stone houses with a four bay facade in Lancaster. During the 19th century, it became the residence of the Atlee family. It was demolished in 1902.
Note: P77.31.68 shows the same building.
Additional notes have been made in pencil: "S.E. cor. Lime + Middle Sts--." just above the curb of the sidewalk; "Brick" just above the basement window; and "Filled with stone." in the upper right corner above the tree. The number "25" also appears in upper right corner, and a circled "30" in the lower right corner.
Middle Street is now Howard Avenue. The Sawbuck House, also called the Powell House, was demolished before 1900.
Date Range
c. 1880
Year Range From
1879
Year Range To
1881
Creator
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913)
Made By
Stauffer, David McNeeley
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Search Terms
Drawing
Saw-buck House
Frame Size
Window mat only
Image Size
H: 7" W: 7.75"
Object Name
Drawing
Material
Paper / Ink
Medium
Pencil drawing on paper
Height (cm)
17.78
Height (ft)
0.5833333333
Height (in)
7
Width (cm)
19.685
Width (ft)
0.6458333333
Width (in)
7.75
Dimension Details
Hinged within a window mat..
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-06-28
Condition Notes
Yellowed around the edges; the side edges and right side of the bottom edge are ragged, with small nicks all along the right side. There is a crease extending from the top edge, about 3" from the right, down to about 3/4" from the upper right corner. There is a dark brown spot about 2 1/2" up on the right side, just outside the border. Now mounted in hinged window mat.
Accession Number
P.77.31
Object ID
P.77.31.02
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Cabinet
#1
Shelf
Top two shelves
Place of Origin
Lancaster Co.
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
P.77.31.03
Date Range
c. 1880
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Ink drawing over pencil sketch of a log house on a high masonry foundation. The house has a peaked roof with twin chimneys. There is a set of steps leading up to the front door, and what appears to be a set of basement doors in the foundation. There is a fence leading off to the left, a tree behind the fence, and a larger tree on the sidewalk on the right.
The drawing has the following caption in ink: "Old Log House--N.W. cor. E. Orange + Charlotte." Additional notes appear to have been made in pencil and then erased, except for a "42" in the upper right corner.
On the reverse are sketches of bells from the German Reformed Church, E. Orange St. Below the sketches is the following inscription: "(.VOR.DIE.HOCHDEUTSCHE.REFORMIRTE./GEMEINE.IN.LANCASTER.IN.DEM.STAAT./PENNSYLVANIA.1784)/COLITE.JEHOVAH.CUM.LAETITIA./Chapman + Mears of London 1784/Venite.in.Conspectum.Ejus.Cum./Canter."
Date Range
c. 1880
Year Range From
1879
Year Range To
1881
Creator
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913)
Made By
Stauffer, David McNeeley
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Search Terms
Drawing
Saw-buck House
Frame Size
Window mat only
Image Size
H: 4" W: 6.25"
Object Name
Drawing
Material
Paper / Ink
Medium
Ink drawing on paper
Height (cm)
10.16
Height (ft)
0.3333333333
Height (in)
4
Width (cm)
15.875
Width (ft)
0.5208333333
Width (in)
6.25
Dimension Details
Hinged within a window mat..
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-06-28
Condition Notes
I
Accession Number
P.77.31
Object ID
P.77.31.03
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Cabinet
#1
Shelf
Top two shelves
Place of Origin
Lancaster Co.
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
P.77.31.04
Date Range
c. 1880
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Ink drawing over pencil sketch of the old "Lock-Up", done on a small piece of lined paper. Shows a low stone building with a peaked roof, two chimneys, four sets of doors and windows, and four dormered windows above. There is also one side door, a large fence extending out from the near corner, and a smaller fence running the length of the front of the building. A rough drawing of a person is visible in the second door from the left. Part of another building can be seen at the right.
The drawing is labeled in both pencil and ink, with a caption reading 'Old "Lock-up"/in Alley back of "Exchange" Hotel--/formerly Lemon's Brewery--/Lancaster Pa--'
This building was widely known as the Old Brew House, and stood on E. Mifflin Street, slightly west of the intersection with S. Duke Street. Before the Revolution, this was a brewery owned successively by James Ralfe and John Musser. The first sessions of Franklin College were held here. It was evidently converted into row houses early in the 19th century.
Date Range
c. 1880
Year Range From
1879
Year Range To
1881
Creator
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913)
Made By
Stauffer, David McNeeley
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Search Terms
Drawing
Saw-buck House
Frame Size
Window mat only
Image Size
H: 4" W: 6.25"
Object Name
Drawing
Material
Paper / Ink
Medium
Ink drawing on paper
Related Publications
J.W.W. Loose, The Heritage of Lancaster, pp.74-75.
Height (cm)
10.16
Height (ft)
0.3333333333
Height (in)
4
Width (cm)
15.875
Width (ft)
0.5208333333
Width (in)
6.25
Dimension Details
Hinged within a window mat..
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-06-28
Condition Notes
Edges are worn and browned. There are two significant stains along the bottom edge: a brown water stain about 1 1/8" from the lower left corner, and a bluish stain with white radiating from it, about an inch from the first, which has partially eaten through the paper. The right edge has two 1/4" tears: one about an inch down from the upper right corner, and one about an inch and a half from the lower right corner.
The first of these tears and the bluish stain have been mended.
Accession Number
P.77.31
Object ID
P.77.31.04
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Cabinet
#1
Shelf
Top two shelves
Place of Origin
Lancaster Co.
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
P.77.31.05
Date Range
Nov. 1881
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Ink drawing over pencil sketch of various adjoining buildings on the S.W. corner of E. King and Middle Streets. The three buildings predominantly shown are similar in design, although the largest, center building has an overhanging roof and twin front doors.
The pencil caption at the top reads "E. King + Middle Barney McGonigle Property"; the ink caption at the bottom reads "Nov. '81--S.W. Cor. E. King & Middle Sts--/Lancaster--Pa."
(The reverse has a pencil sketch of another building, with the caption "Dr. Hutter's Folly")
The buildings on the front, predominantly of eighteenth century date, are typical of the type that was once common in the Adamstown and Mussertown parts of Lancaster. When the construction of the Eastern Market was proposed in 1883, Shippen Street was extended south of East King Street, and these buildings were demolished.
Date Range
Nov. 1881
Year Range From
1881
Year Range To
1881
Creator
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913)
Made By
Stauffer, David McNeeley
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Search Terms
Drawing
Saw-buck House
Frame Size
Window mat only
Image Size
H: 4" W: 6.25"
Object Name
Drawing
Material
Paper / Ink
Medium
Ink drawing on paper
Related Publications
J.W.W. Loose, The Heritage of Lancaster, pp.74-75.
Height (cm)
10.16
Height (ft)
0.3333333333
Height (in)
4
Width (cm)
15.875
Width (ft)
0.5208333333
Width (in)
6.25
Dimension Details
Hinged within a window mat..
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-06-28
Condition Notes
The paper is worn and browned around the edges. The left edge has a series of nicks and small brown specks. There is a 1 3/4" tear running down from the upper left corner, and another small nick at the top edge, about 2 5/8" from the upper left corner.
The paper was evidently attached to some other backing at an earlier date, as remnants of that backing remain on the back, at the four corners.
The piece is currently float-mounted on hinged window matting.
Accession Number
P.77.31
Object ID
P.77.31.05
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Cabinet
#1
Shelf
Top two shelves
Place of Origin
Lancaster Co.
Signed Name
Old Log House
Signature Location
Center to right at bottom
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
P.77.31.06
Date Range
c. 1880
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Ink drawing of two three-story buildings on the s.w. corner of E. King Street and S. Duke Street, both having Federal period characteristics, including arched fan lights over the doorways. The first building has a plain white facade, and a sign over one door that reads "Farmer's Bank". The second building, which is apparently the main subject of the drawing, also has a sign over the door that reads "D. MILLER'S HOTEL", as well as another sign hanging out into the street, showing a man standing at a table. A third building is partially visible at the right.
The street in front of the buildings has six carriages of varying design, some with horses and drivers. Three men are shown standing in front of the hotel, while another man is walking in front of the bank.
The caption at the top of the drawing reads "WASHINGTON HOTEL/EAST KING STREET". The name "Clarke" appears in small lettering immediately below the drawing, and "D. Miller Lancaster" appears below that.
The hotel, which was apparently known as the General Washington, was kept by "Dare Devil" Dave Miller from 1827 to 1836. This site is currently occupied by the Trust Department of the Hamilton Bank (formerly National Central Bank) and the Provident Bookstore.
The same group of buildings is shown in P.77.31.07
Date Range
c. 1880
Year Range From
1879
Year Range To
1881
Creator
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913)
Made By
Stauffer, David McNeeley
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Search Terms
Drawing
Saw-buck House
Frame Size
Window mat only
Image Size
H: 7.75" W: 8.5"
Object Name
Drawing
Material
Paper / Ink
Medium
Ink drawing on paper
Related Publications
J.W.W. Loose, The Heritage of Lancaster, pp.74-75.
Height (cm)
19.685
Height (ft)
0.6458333333
Height (in)
7.75
Width (cm)
21.59
Width (ft)
0.7083333333
Width (in)
8.5
Dimension Details
Hinged within a window mat..
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-06-28
Condition Notes
There is brown spotting over much of the left side of the drawing, as well as a particularly dark brown spot in the upper right corner. The ink in the drawing has been smudged in several areas, especially along the roofs of the two buildings, and a larger area near the front door of the hotel.
The piece has been mounted in hinged window matting.
Accession Number
P.77.31
Object ID
P.77.31.06
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Cabinet
#1
Shelf
Top two shelves
Place of Origin
Lancaster Co.
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
P.77.31.07
Date Range
c. 1880
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Watercolor on paper, showing two three-story buildings on the s.w. corner of E. King Street and S. Duke Street. The first building is colored red, signifying either brick or frame construction; it has a sign over one door that reads "Farmer's Bank".
The second building, which is evidently the main subject of the painting, has a gray stone construction and green shuttered windows. A sign over its doorway reads "D. MILLER'S HOTEL"; there is another sign hanging out over the sidewalk, showing a man standing at a table. A third red building is partially visible at the right.
A man is shown standing in the doorway of the hotel, while another walks in front of the bank.
The caption at the bottom of the painting reads 'WASHINGTON HOTEL, EAST KING ST. LANCASTER, PA./"Dare Devil" Dave Miller, Proprietor, about 1830.'
The same group of buildings is shown in P.77.31.06
Date Range
c. 1880
Year Range From
1879
Year Range To
1881
Creator
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913)
Made By
Stauffer, David McNeeley
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Search Terms
Drawing
Saw-buck House
Frame Size
Window mat only
Image Size
H: 6.5" W: 7.5"
Object Name
Drawing
Material
Paper / Ink
Medium
Watercolored drawing on paper
Related Publications
J.W.W. Loose, The Heritage of Lancaster, pp.74-75.
Height (cm)
16.51
Height (ft)
0.5416666667
Height (in)
6.5
Width (cm)
19.05
Width (ft)
0.625
Width (in)
7.5
Dimension Details
Hinged within a window mat..
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-06-28
Condition Notes
The paper was evidently attached to another backing at some point, as pieces of the backing and glue stains are visible on the back, at the four corners.
This piece is currently mounted in hinged window matting.
Accession Number
P.77.31
Object ID
P.77.31.07
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Cabinet
#1
Shelf
Top two shelves
Place of Origin
Lancaster Co.
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
P.77.31.08
Date Range
c. 1880
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Ink drawing over pencil sketch of a pair of three-story brick houses, done on a small piece of lined paper. The upper stories of the two buildings are virtually identical; the lower story of the building on the left (with a sign reading "Y.M.C.A. FREE READING ROOMS") has a railed sideways staircase leading up to the front door, which is pedimented and flanked by two columns. The building on the right has a paneled glass front, and a sign on the sidewalk that says "S.H. ZAHM/BOOKS".
Various captions in pencil and ink identify the various buildings and/or their owners. An incomplete building on the left is labeled "Hon Jasper Yeates". The YMCA building has the caption "Judge Chas. Smith" at the bottom and "Built by Judge Chas. Smith" at the top. The second building is labeled "S.H. ZAHM/2nd Hand Book/Book Store" and "Book bindery/Blank Book Manu", indicating the second floor.
This pair of buildings was built by Jasper Yeates between 1783 and 1785, at the corner of S. Queen and W. Mifflin Streets. He intended them to be rental properties, and the southern house was later rented to Yeates' son-in-law.
Date Range
c. 1880
Year Range From
1879
Year Range To
1881
Creator
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913)
Made By
Stauffer, David McNeeley
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Search Terms
Drawing
Saw-buck House
Frame Size
Window mat only
Image Size
H: 4" W: 6.25"
Object Name
Drawing
Material
Paper / Ink
Medium
Ink drawing over pencil, on paper
Related Publications
J.W.W. Loose, The Heritage of Lancaster, pp.74-75.
Height (cm)
10.16
Height (ft)
0.3333333333
Height (in)
4
Width (cm)
15.875
Width (ft)
0.5208333333
Width (in)
6.25
Dimension Details
Hinged within a window mat..
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-06-28
Condition Notes
The edges of the paper are slightly worn. There are two 1/4" tears on the right side, one about 3/4" from the upper corner, and one about 1" from the lower corner.
The paper was evidently attached to another backing, as pieces of that backing are still attached to the reverse corners.
The piece is currently float-mounted in hinged window matting.
Accession Number
P.77.31
Object ID
P.77.31.08
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Cabinet
#1
Shelf
Top two shelves
Place of Origin
Lancaster Co.
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
P.77.31.09
Date Range
c. 1879
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Pen & ink drawing (over pencil sketch) of log house. The house has a single brick chimney (with smoke emerging) and a Dutch door with the top half open. There is a wooden plank porch w/ a long bench extending the length of the house front.and a gated wooden fence extending from the left front corner of the house.
The left side of the house has a shelf with various pots and bottles on it. Harness hangs on wall near right corner. Fencing encircles entire yard & garden at left and behind house. Additional large building partially seen behind house appears to be a barn with vertical board siding.
A woodpile with an axe in front of the fence, and a man with a cane watching a small child playing w/ dog on the path leading to the gate.
The drawing is black and white, but there is a light brown border around it.
The caption in the upper left corner reads '"PINE-FARM"/LANCASTER CO. PA./ Home-stead of/ Christian Stauffer/ 1847'
Christian Stauffer was a kinsman of David McNeely Stauffer, the artist.
Date Range
c. 1879
Year Range From
1879
Year Range To
1881
Creator
David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913)
Made By
Stauffer, David McNeeley
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Search Terms
Drawing
Saw-buck House
Frame Size
Window mat only
Image Size
H: 7.125" W: 8.875"
Object Name
Drawing
Material
Paper / Ink
Medium
Ink drawing over pencil, on paper
Related Publications
J.W.W. Loose, The Heritage of Lancaster, pp.74-75.
Height (cm)
18.0975
Height (ft)
0.59375
Height (in)
7.125
Width (cm)
22.5425
Width (ft)
0.7395833333
Width (in)
8.875
Dimension Details
Hinged within a window mat..
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-06-28
Condition Notes
Some brown marks along the top edge. There is a brown stain or mark on the bottom center of the drawing, in the path about halfway between the gate and the dog.
The paper was previously attached to another backing, as there are pieces of the backing and glue stains along the edges of the reverse.
The piece is currently mounted in hinged window matting.
Accession Number
P.77.31
Object ID
P.77.31.09
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Cabinet
#1
Shelf
Top two shelves
Place of Origin
Lancaster Co.
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Less detail

10 records – page 1 of 1.