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Campus History & Peale Family

Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), painter, naturalist, and museum proprietor, is one of the best-known past residents of the land now occupied by La Salle University's campus. Street names in the surrounding neighborhood provide a trace of the land's history of ownership: Belfield Avenue, Wister Street, Logan Street, Lindley Avenue, and Fisher Avenue. For more info, see the Connelly Library's LibGuide on local history here:

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Title Artist Medium & Support Creation Date
Sarah Lindley Fisher (1785-1865)   Street, Robert   Oil on canvas  1833 
William Logan Fisher (1781-1862)   Street, Robert   Oil on canvas  1833 
Wakefield-Fisher’s Lane   Pennell, Joseph   Etching  1882 
Little Wakefield in German town   Pennell, Joseph   Etching  1881 
Stenton Near Philadelphia: the country residence of James Logan   Aikman, Walter Monteith   Wood Engraving on Japan paper  1909 
David Gelston   Peale, Charles Willson   Oil on canvas  1792 
Belfield Farm, Germantown, PA   Sellers, Anna Peale   Oil on board  Late 19th Century 
Ann Emily Rush   Peale, James   Oil on canvas, laid down on panel  Early 19th Century 
Self-Portrait   Peale, Rembrandt   Oil on canvas  1838 
Father's Return   Peale, Harriet Cany   Oil on canvas  19th Century 
Portrait of Helena Lawrence Holmes Penington (1769-1852)   Attributed to Peale, Sarah Miriam   Oil on canvas  19th Century 
Miniature Portrait of Sarah H. Melster, 29th year, Wilmington, Delaware   Peale, Sarah Miriam   Watercolor on Ivory  1832 
Composition with Apples, Pears, and Grapes   Peale, Mary Jane   Graphite on paper  Late 19th Century 
Pitta Brachyura (Bird)   Peale, Washington   Pen and ink, with color wash on paper  19th Century 
Peale's Museum Hollow-Cut Silhouette Portrait of Louisa   Clay, Edward Williams   White paper on black background  1820s 
Necklace belonging to Ida Sophonisba Peale   Unknown, American   Festoon necklace, [gold], opaque pale blue cabochons   

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