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Capitalism by Gaslight:

Library Company of Philadelphia

  • Tuesday January 17th 2012 at 12:00am to Friday August 24th 2012 at 12:00am

Drawing on books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, prints, photographs, and ephemera in the Library Company's collection, guest curator Wendy Woloson explores underground urban commerce in the 19th century in our upcoming exhibition "Capitalism by Gaslight: The Shadow Economies of 19th-Century America."

The exhibition focuses on how many Americans earned their livings outside the spheres of wholesale and retail commerce, conducting economic transactions in illicit and semi-legal ways. From pick-pocketing to gambling, counterfeiting to prostitution, "Capitalism by Gaslight" describes the myriad ways people participated in an earlier, shadowy realm of commerce that required a surprising degree of creativity, cunning, and financial acumen.

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