Pennell Collection

If you’re interested in the history of modern illustration, you might be familiar with Joseph Pennell, an engraver/lithographer/author/artist who provided the illustrations for scores of books, including his own works. He and his wife Elizabeth were close to James McNeill Whistler and eventually produced a biography of the painter. And he’s also responsible for an iconic World War I poster envisioning the result of an Allied failure (New York in flames and Nazi German planes flying over a shattered Statue of Liberty – visit to see a copy in our collection of WWI and II posters).

We’ve just finished processing a collection of Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell’s correspondence here at PPL, and a finding aid is now available online. The collection is now available for use, so if you’re interested in Pennell, stop in and have a look.

2 thoughts on “Pennell Collection

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.