Penn Library Department of Special Collections

William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

Content and design by John Bewley

Collection History
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Focus on Philadelphia
Composers Publishers Lithographers Imagesand Music
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Philadelphia Lithographers: Kennedy & Lucas's Lithography (David Kennedy and William B. Lucas)

William B. Lucas established the first commercial lithography firm in Philadelphia in 1828. Lucas was a gilder by trade and operated a looking-glass store at 90 South Third Street. Lucas' first lithographic print was a portrait of the English comedian, Joseph Cowell. After only a few months of operating on his own, Lucas took David Kennedy, another gilder, as a partner in the firm of Kennedy & Lucas. The firm continued to operate until 1833 when William B. Lucas died.

Illustrations by Kennedy & Lucas's Lithography in the Collection

Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.IllustrationThumbnail Image
Box 40
no. 3
The Chaplet : a waltz / by Flora
Library copy includes only the illustrated title page
Philadelphia : R. H. Hobson, between 1829 and 1834 None Color: a plant with branches that spread out onto staves of music: the flowers form the noteheads and bees are used as sharps / Kennedy & Lucas' Lithography Chaplet


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