Magdalen Society of Philadelphia seal, undated

Item

Title

Magdalen Society of Philadelphia seal, undated

Description

The official seal and die of the Magdalen Society of Philadelphia displays a woman in anguish aided by a sanguine man who points the way to asylum. Symbolically, the woman appears next to a willow tree and the man an olive tree. Both figures appear in classical garb: the women dones a peplos and the man a chiton and chlamys.

Identifier

16233

Type

text

Creator

Magdalen Society of Philadelphia

Date Created

1850-1900

Is Part Of

Magdalen Society of Philadelphia Records (2016)

Spatial Coverage

N 21st and Race St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Subject

House of the Good Shepherd (Philadelphia, Pa.) | House of Refuge (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Magdalen Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) | White, William, 1748-1836 | Charities--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia | Children--Institutional care | Evangelicalism | Institutional care | Juvenile delinquency | Poor women | Prostitution | Women--Institutional care | Seal

Language

eng

Rights

Rights assessment is your responsibility. This material is made available for noncommercial educational scholarly and/or charitable purposes. For other uses or for more information please contact The Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Rights and Reproductions department at rnr@hsp.org.

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