A Selection of Photographs by George Mark Wilson
Images of poor and immigrant neighborhoods in Philadelphia ca. 1923
George Mark Wilson (1879-1925) was an amateur photographer who created a collection of some 240 known photographs that are now held at the Library Company of Philadelphia. A bachelor, 46 years old at the time of his death, he lived with his parents at 2223 Rittenhouse Street and worked for his father’s heating and ventilation company. However, in addition to being a photographer, he was also a musician, a writer, and earlier city directories name him a bricklayer. The Library Company of Philadelphia currently has an online exhibition of his life and his general works as a photographer, but this site will focus on a selection of his photographs which capture poor and immigrant neighborhoods and homes.
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P.8513.103 Unidentified photographer in field with view camera
This site was created by Reagan Baydoun for HSPV 05-600. Historic Documentation with the greatly appreciated help and cooperation from the Print Department of the Library Company of Philadelphia
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