An Annual Discourse Before The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts; Delivered In The Hall Of The…

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byHenry Dilworth Gilpin

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1827. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ADDRESS We meet together this evening to witness the close of another Exhibition of the productions of mechanic art. In the midst of a wide and prosperous city, whose inhabitants number more than half a million; in a noble hall, adorned by artistic skill; this large assemblage unites in the annual ceremony, by which Philadelphia commemorates the establishment of an Institution whose object is to develope, to improve, and to reward the progressive excellence of practical genius and skill; an Institution which, founded on voluntary association, sustained by united and voluntary patronage and exertion, was the first, either on this continent or the old, to combine, for the benefit of those who should devote their industry to the occupations of mechanic art, the means of instruction; the opportunities for study; aid from all the branches of advancing science; the exhibition of new discovery and improving skill; the diffusion of progressive knowledge; and the original investigation of subjects of practical usefulness, by means of actual experiment and research. There had, indeed, been occasional and partial instances, where governments had extended to practical science and mechanic art, something of the patronage they profusely lavished on that which ministered to ornament, luxury or power. In some countries, schools for such instruction had been organized; in others, cabinets, museums, libraries, and collections of useful models and machines had been formed; associations of men of science, usually students or experimentalists, who mutually communicated and disseminated their discoveries and researches, were not unknown; but I am not aware of the existence of an institution, before the Franklin Institute was founded in Philadelphia, which had the combined aim a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1827. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ADDRESS We meet together this evening to witness the close of another Exhibition of the productions of mechanic art. In the mid...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217677347

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