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Pennsylvania ( (listen) PEN-səl-VAY-nee-ə) (Pennsylvania German: Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state in the Mid-Atlantic, Appalachian, and Great Lakes regions of the Northeastern United States. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east, while the Appalachian Mountains run through its middle.

Pennsylvania is the 33rd-largest state by area, and the 5th-most populous state according to the most recent official U.S. Census count in 2010. It is the 9th-most densely populated of the 50 states. Pennsylvania's two most populous cities are Philadelphia (1,580,863), and Pittsburgh (302,407). The state capital and its 13th-largest city is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania has 140 miles (225 km) of waterfront along Lake Erie and the Delaware River.

The state is one of the 13 original founding states of the United States; it came into being in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake. Part of Pennsylvania (along the Delaware River), together with the present State of Delaware, had earlier been organized as the Colony of New Sweden. It was the second state to ratify the United States Constitution, on December 12, 1787. Independence Hall, where the United States Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution were drafted, is located in Philadelphia, the state's largest city. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in the south central region of the state. Valley Forge near Philadelphia was General Washington's headquarters during the bitter winter of 1777–78.

Pennsylvania Media

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Anthony Brockholls. New York. To Wm. Penn
Dongan, Thomas. New York. To William Penn
A map of ye English Empire in ye continent of America : viz Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, New York, New Iarsey, New England, Pennsilvania
Nouvelle carte de la Pensylvanie, Maryland, Virginie, et Nouvelle Iarsey.
Carte particuliere de Virginie, Maryland, Pennsilvanie, la Nouvelle Iarsey orient et occidentale.
Carte particuliere de Virginie, Maryland, Pennsilvanie, la Nouvelle Iarsey orient et occidentale.
A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into countyes, townships, and lotts
New England, New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania
New England, New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania
Clarke, George. New York. To Lieut. Gov. George Thomas of Pennsylvania
A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent
Dick Archibald l - Fort Duquesne.
Gottlieb Mittelbergers Reise nach Pennsylvanien im Jahr 1750 ..., [Title page]
A map of the province of Pensilvania
To the Honourable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esqrs., true & absolute proprietaries & Governours of the Province of Pennsylvania & counties of New-Castle, Kent & Sussex on Delaware this map of the improved part of the Province of Pennsylvania is humbly dedicated by Nicholas Scull
Part of North America : comprehending the course of Ohio, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina & Georgia.
Letter to Francis Street, Philadelphia
Letter to Robert Hunter Morris, Governor of Pennsylvania
Letter to William Denny, Governor of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Letter to Robert H. Morris, Governor of Pennsylvania
A Map of the country round Philadelphia : including part of New Jersey, New York, Staten Island, & Long Island.
Letter to Josiah Bartlett, Philadelphia
A New and accurate map of the present seat of war in North America : comprehending New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pensylvania, New-York, &c.
A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia
A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia
A map of the provinces of New-York and New Jersey : with a part of Pennsylvania and the Province of Quebec
A map of that part of Pensylvania now the principal seat of war in America : wherein may be seen the situation of Philadelphia, Red Bank, Mud Island, & Germantown
An exact map of New Jersey, Pensylvania, New York, Maryland & Virginia, from the latest surveys
A New and accurate map of the province of Pennsylvania in North America, from the best authorities.
Carte de la Pensylvanie et du Nouveau Jersey.
A plan of part of the provinces of Pennsylvania, and East & West New Jersey : showing the operations of the Royal Army under the command of their Excellencies Sir Willm. Howe, & Sir Henry Clinton, Kts. B. from the landing at Elk River in 1777, to the embarkation at Navisink in 1778
Thomas Jefferson: Letter to the President of Pennsylvania. Thomas Jefferson Papers
Thomas Jefferson: Letter to the President of Pennsylvania. Thomas Jefferson Papers
Henry Knox correspondence: Lieutenant of the County of Washington, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson: Letter to the Governor of Pennsylvania. Thomas Jefferson Papers
A map of the state of Pennsylvania
A map of the state of Pennsylvania
A New and correct map of the British colonies in North America comprehending eastern Canada with the province of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Government of Newfoundland : with the adjacent states of New England, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
A new and general map of the middle dominions belonging to the United States of America : viz. Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware-counties, Pennsylvania, New Jersey &c. with the addition of New York, & of the greatest part of New England &c as also of the bordering parts of the British possessions in Canada.
To Thomas Mifflin, governor and commander in chief of the state of Pennsylvania, this plan of the city and suburbs of Philadelphia is respectfully inscribed by the editor, 1794
Plan of the city of Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania.
A chorographical map of the country round Philadelphia = Carte particuliere des environs de Philadelphie
Nova tabula geographica complectens borealiorem Americae partem : in qua exacte delineatae sunt Canada sive Nova Francia, Nova Scotia, Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium, Pensylvania, Virginia, Carolina et Terra Nova : cum omnibus littorum pulvinorumque profunditatibus
To the Honorable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esquires, true and absolute proprietaries and Governors of the Province of Pennsylvania and the territories thereunto belonging and to the Honorable John Penn, Esquire, Lieutenant-Governor of the same, this map, of the Province of Pennsylvania is humbly dedicated by their most obedient servt. W. Scull
A new map of part of the United States of North America : containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia from the latest authorities
A plan of the city of Philadelphia and environs
A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]
To the citizens of Philadelphia, this new plan of the city and its environs, taken from actual survey is respectfully dedicated by their humble servt. John A. Paxton
A New improved map of the seat of war
Map of Dauphin & Lebanon counties: constructed by virtue of an act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania passed 19th March 1816
View on the Wisahiccon, Pennsylvania.
A map of the roads leading to the town of Britania in the British settlement, Susquehanna County, Penna.
A new and accurate chart (from Captain Holland's surveys) of the North American Coast, for the navigation between Philadelphia and the Missisipi.
Map of the country between Washington & Pittsburg refering to the contemplated Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and its general route and profile, October 1826
Plan of the city of Philadelphia and adjoining districts
Plan of the city of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania.
Map of the states of Virginia and Maryland
Map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware compiled from the latest authorities.
The tourist's pocket map of Pennsylvania : exhibiting its internal improvements, roads, distances &c.
Map of the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Pennsylvania
North America : sheet VII, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Columbia and part of Virginia
The tourist's pocket map of Pennsylvania : exhibiting its internal improvements, roads, distances &c.
The Philadelphia visiter's [sic] companion : a new and correct plan of the city and its districts.
Map of the route of the proposed New York & Erie Railroad, as surveyed in 1834
Philadelphia and environs.
Map of the first and second anthracite coal fields
Map of the first and second anthracite coal fields
Philadelphia and environs.
Military movements in Pennsylvania
Map of New Jersey and Pennsylvania : exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, rail roads, &c.
Copy of a map of part of the Frostburgh Coalfield : as compiled from actual survey
Philadelphia.
The tourist's pocket map of Pennsylvania : exhibiting its internal improvements, roads, distances &c.
A map of the canals & rail roads of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the adjoining states
Map of Pennsylvania
Map of the first and second anthracite coal fields in Pennsylvania : embracing Schuylkill County and parts of Carbon, Luzerne, Columbia, Northumberland, Dauphin & Lebanon counties
Map showing a portion of the boundaries of Maryland, Pennsylvania, & Delaware : as surveyed in 1849 & '50, under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel J.D. Graham, U.S. Topl. Engineers, at the request of H.G.S. Key, Joshua P. Eyre, & Geo. Read Riddle, commissioners of the respective states
[Studio portrait of two young women.]
Lottie Grimke
Baseball players - Ed Andrews, Philadelphia Quakers
Baseball players - Ed Andrews, Philadelphia Quakers
Baseball players - Charlie Ferguson and Tommy McCarthy, Philadelphia Quakers
The residence of John L. Burns, now familiarly known as the Hero of Gettysburg; a title won by his heroic conduct upon this memorable battle-field. Seated upon the porch, with his gun and crutch beside him, is the old man, now past 70 years of age.
Culp's Hill, occupied by the right wing of the Union Army, and the scene of the terrific musketry contest on the second and third, which resulted in the defeat of the Rebels.
The body of Col. Baker at Anthony Buchly--the undertaker's store--Penn. Ave., Washington
General Meade’s Head Quarters. : A position of great peril, occupied by the General during the heaviest part of the conflict. It is situated on the west side of the Taneytown road, a short distance south of the National Cemetery.
Kim & Jennie to Laura H. Fredille.
Baseball players - John Clapp, Philadelphia Athletics
Baseball players - Wes Fisler, Philadelphia Athletics, 1874, 1st Base
Map of the centennial grounds and vicinity, Philadelphia: showing the approaches by steam and street railways
Map of the centennial grounds and vicinity, Philadelphia: showing the approaches by steam and street railways
Map of the water frontage of the port of Philadelphia
Famous whiskey insurrection in Pennsylvania.
Connie Mack, Manager, Philadelphia American League.
Baseball players - Charlie Ferguson, Philadelphia  Quakers, Charlotteville, Va., January 1884.
Ed Andrews, Philadelphia Quakers [1884] and Sam Barkley Toledo Blue Stockings [1884?]
Thomas H. Davis.
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