Thursday, April 15, 2010

Seeing Shylock: Images of Pawnbroking in Three Centuries

Thursday, April 22, 2010

6:00 p.m.

Wendy A. Woloson, independent scholar and consulting historian, will discuss her new book, In Hock: Pawning in America from Independence through the Great Depression. This illustrated talk traces the history of pawnbroking in America from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, following the rise of the business form the dawn of capitalism through the industrial and consumer revolutions. Sponsored by the Library Company’s program in Visual Culture (VCP @ LCP).

This event is free and open to the public at 1314 Locust St. Please RSVP to or call 215-546-3181.