ESA 39: Meet Sarah Weatherwax

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July 30, 2018 Kirsten Feigel

Sarah Weatherwax has worked at the Library Company of Philadelphia since 1993, serving as Curator of Prints and Photographs since 1996. She received a B.A. in History from the College of Wooster (Ohio) and a M.A. in History from the College of William and Mary. She has written articles for the Daguerreian AnnualThe Magazine AntiquesPennsylvania History, and Imprint: The Journal of the American Historical Print Collectors Society, has co-authored a book about 19th century photographic views of Center City Philadelphia, and contributed a chapter about lithographer Peter S. Duval to Philadelphia on Stone: Commercial Lithography in Philadelphia, 1828-1878. She has curated exhibitions on topics as diverse as music in Philadelphia, Philadelphia daguerreotypes, the Philadelphia home-front during World War One, and the work of William Rau, the Pennsylvania Railroad’s official photographer. Other research interests include women in photography and Philadelphia’s built environment. She currently serves on the board of the American Historical Print Collectors Society and the publications committee of the Daguerreian Society.

Ms. Weatherwax has been selected to present at ESA 39 on her paper entitled: "“What Irishmen Have Done”: The Portrayal of the Irish in Nineteenth-Century Ephemera".

Her contact information is provided below:
Sarah Weatherwax
The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-3181 x125


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