In 1965, the Museum held a large loan exhibition entitled, "Philadelphia Silver," with pieces dating from 1682 to 1800. The exhibition, held from April 14, 1956 to September 9, 1956, displayed the work of Philadelphia silversmiths, grouped according to maker. 595 objects were included within the exhibition, and they featured the work of both well-known and lesser-known silversmiths, such as Richard Humphreys and Henry Pratt. The records for the exhibition contain object files, record photographs, and copies of the catalogue.
Decorative Arts Department Records : VII. Exhibition Records : B. "Philadelphia Silver." April 14, 1956-September 9, 1956
Subseries B. "Philadelphia Silver." April 14, 1956-September 9, 1956
Date:1939-1956Scope and Content Note