Mary Sachs: A tailored legacy of fashion and philanthropy

Mary Sachs: A tailored legacy of fashion and philanthropy

On any given day, hundreds of people walk past 208 N. Third St. in Harrisburg. With its large red canopy extending from the door, this three-story, gray stone building with the name “Mary Sachs” carved into the façade was once home to one of the city’s premiere shopping experiences. This week’s Pennsylvania Treasure, selected by CAP …

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Celebrated pewter flask bears mark of Pennsylvania history

Celebrated pewter flask bears mark of Pennsylvania history

Made by celebrated pewterer Johann Christopher Heyne in the mid-18th century, this round, pewter 1770’s flask with a screw top belonged to Christian Lauer, a colonel with the Associators during the Revolutionary War. The flask is engraved on the bottom “ICH LANCASTER”, the maker’s mark of Heyne. Concentric circles adorn both front and back with …

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Little George’s dress: Highly fashionable and gender neutral

Little George’s dress: Highly fashionable and gender neutral

  This adorable pink and white cotton-print dress would have been perfect for a little girl, with one exception…it was worn by a boy. The little boy was George Munroe Gleim of Lancaster, who was born in 1859. Little George was highly fashionable during his time. Gender-specific colors and styles did not yet exist culturally. …

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