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COLLECTIONS WITH PHILADELPHIA-AREA IMAGES:

This is the start of an attempt to gather together some descriptive information and links on HSP's graphics collections. Most of the descriptions of photographic collections were adopted from those prepared by the grant staff of the PACSCL Photograph Directory (1996; online at http://www.library.temple.edu/urbana/titdir.htm). Others derive from observations noted on site (+:) or notes by Patricia Kosco Cossard (PKC:). Those treated in black text have been found \richer in resources for research on Philadelphia-area places than those in brown. Our intention is to link some of these short descriptions with webpages that provide inventories, series or container lists, and scanned examples from such collections.

[At the end of this document are lists of INDIVIDUAL IMAGES OF PHILADELPHIA-AREA PLACES at HSP, from beyond these major collections. Several of them have been scanned and posted here]


V1: D. Sargent Bell Collection, 1900-42 (bulk 1915-42), 5,599 items.
[completed collection coming soon!]
[albumen prints, black & white prints, postcards]
Primarily photographs taken by Bell and Bell and Fischer. Subjects include such topics as the Bell Telephone Company, the Philadelphia Gas Works Company, Philadelphia department stores, business enterprises, exhibitions, furniture, eating establishments, religion, education, health care, organizations, industry, interiors, streets, buildings, sports, and theatrical productions. Also included are family photographs and informal portraits and reproductions of two dimensional works. Photographers include Dickinson Sargent Bell, Joseph Fischer, Bell and Fischer, and Rembrandt Studio.
[bound finding aid with description of contents of 24 folders; also subject index leading to folder] [some records in bibbase db by 1994]

 

V2: P.W. Humphreys Photograph Collection, 1899-1905, 300 items.
[black & white prints]
Phebe Westcott Humphreys and husband S. Walter Humphreys recorded road trips made through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Some destinations include South Jersey, the Jersey shore, and Germantown and Wrightstown, PA. Subjects include: gardens, industry, historic buildings, dwellings, and informal portraits. In 1905, the Humphreys published The Automobile Tourist: Motor Car Journeys from Philadelphia, an illustrated guide to their auto trips.
[some records in bibbase db by 1994]

V3: Philadelphia War Photograph Collection, 1915-19, 1,719 items.
[black & white prints, photomechanical reproductions]
Photographs and halftones collected by the Philadelphia War Photograph Committee to document World War I participation on the Philadelphia homefront. The collection is arranged in three groups: civilian activities, servicemen and service activities, and war industries. Civilian activities include charitable and service organizations, military and political parades, dignitaries, and activities at local institutions. Servicemen are shown at military training facilities. Also included are images of military vehicles, the U.S. Naval Air Station in Cape May, NJ, and aerial views of New Jersey beaches. Industrial views document employees working in plants, particularly women in the work force, Cramp's Shipyard, and Hog Island. Photographers include Bell and Fischer, Frederick Gutekunst, George E. Nitzsche, J.W. Replogle, G.C. Horn and Company, Henry C. Howland, J.E. Green, and Harry Gruber.
[some records in bibbase db by 1994]

V4: WWII Photo Collection
[no finding aid folder] [see Ms. coll. 1479] [item records in bibbase db]

V5: Sartain Collection, 1820-95, ca. 3000 items
[drawings, prints, and sketchbooks]
[a bound finding aid to Ms. coll. 1650, the Sartain Papers (Z 6616 .A2 S37 1970z) lists its holdings, including 5 boxes of graphic materials near the end]

V6: Theater Poster Collection, ca. 1865-1959, 1362 items.
[posters]
[bound finding aid, 2 vols., with 363 pp. item inventory, 96 pp. subject index, and 72 pp. title index] [some records in bibbase db by 1994]

V7: Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue, ca. 1920-47 (bulk), 150,000 items.
[black & white prints]
Photographs depict all subjects of interest to the news media in the Delaware Valley area and are divided into subject and biographical files. Photographers include Edward A. Ellis, Barry McGuigan, Jack Larmour, Ernest Kleinberg, and Charles James.
[bound finding aid, 7 vols., with full description list, subject heading list, photographer index, and inventory]

V8: Lantern Slide Collection (#1), unknown dates, 26 items.
[lantern slides]
Miscellaneous collection includes exteriors of unidentified buildings, graphics of hit songs, aerial views, and farm related pieces. Of note are the Arrowmink Transportation Company Passenger Motor Carrier in Brookline, the freight station at Garrett Road, and a West Chester street car near the Millbourne Mills. Photographers include Maurice Workstel and National Studios.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V111-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.

V9: Lantern Slide Collection (#2), ca. 1880-1920, 1,926 items.
[lantern slides]
Philadelphia views including churches, streams, Fairmount Park, Fort Mifflin, military campaigns, bridges, portraits, schools, trains, trees, and the Fairmount Waterworks. Also contains views of Philadelphia area residences, particularly in the Germantown section, and the Market Street railway. Views of Valley Forge National Historical Park and other Brandywine Valley battlefields are included. Photographers include Charles R. Pancoast and William C. Stevenson Jr.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.

V10: Pennsylvania Home Teaching Society for the Blind Collection, ca. 1917 and 1932, 91 items. [lantern slides]
Portraits of key members of the Pennsylvania Home Teaching Society for the Blind from 1882 through 1932, particularly Dr. William Moon, Adelaide Moon, John P. Rhoads, Judge William N. Ashman, Frank Read, Robert C. Moon, John Thomson, James W. Moore, and James M. Anders. Illustrates teaching methods, organizations, library facilities, and graphics related to exhibitions, particularly the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Depicts the Moon Society in England and the printing of Moon books. Includes images of African American students. Slides were manufactured by Williams, Brown & Earle.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at
http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V11: Lantern Slide Collection of Firefighting, ca. 1870, 54 items.
[lantern slides]
Views of Philadelphia horse-drawn and steam fire engines in front of fire houses, miscellaneous buildings, and alone. Contains images of firefighters, fire engine mechanics, fire insurance agents, dogs, and horse-drawn ambulances. Some firefighting companies and engines represented in the collection are the Spring Garden Hook and Ladder Company, Fairmount Engine No. 32, and Franklin Hose Ambulance No. 28. Prints from some of the lantern slides are included in the Society's small photograph collection. Photographers include R. Newell & Son.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V12: Declaration of Independence Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1920, 50 items.
[lantern slides]
Reproductions of portraits of several delegates to the Second Continental Congress. Includes views of delegates' homes and buildings in Philadelphia where delegates stayed and met for business, particularly Independence Hall and Carpenters Hall. Portrays life in Philadelphia in 1776 along with facsimilies of American documents. Photographers include Rau Studios, Detroit Publishing Company, Charles R. Pancoast, and Holmes & Deats.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V13: Free Library of Philadelphia Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1887-1915, 1,011 items.
[lantern slides]
Pennsylvania views with an emphasis on images of Philadelphia. Of note are scenes in and around Fairmount Park and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Philadelphia views include the boat and ship industry, bridges, churches, parades and processions, hotels, police and fire departments, water distribution structures, and the Falls of Schuylkill and Haddington sections of the city. Also included are views of Pennsylvania towns and reproductions of prints of Fairmount Waterworks by Joseph Pennell. Reproductions of portraits of Captain John Dobson, Lafayette, and Colonel Richard Penn are also within the collection. Views from the Lewis & Clark Exposition of and around Portland, Oregon, complete the collection. Photographers include Franklin D. Edmunds and C.T. Milligan.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.

V14: Windmill Collection, ca. 1918, 57 items.
[lantern slides]
Views of various types of windmills from the U.S. and abroad and models and plans for windmills. Windmills from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Long Island, New York, and Michigan are included. Windmills abroad include Canada, Holland, England, France, Belgium, Italy, Peru, Spain, Hungary, Turkey, and Barbados. Most scenes include landscape or waterscape views. The lantern slides in this collection were manufactured to accompany F.H. Shelton's lecture entitled "Windmills, Picturesque and Historic: The Motors of the Past." The lecture was also published in the Journal of the Franklin Institute in February of 1919. Photographers include Charles R. Pancoast.
[item records in bibbase db]

V15: Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company Glass Plate Negative Collection, 1903-16, 3,929 items.
[film negatives, glass negatives]
Street views taken in and around Philadelphia to document the construction of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit mass transit system. Emphasis is placed on the Market Street line, particularly on the blocks from Front to Broad Streets. Depicts stations, PRT employees, subways, elevated railroads, power plants, piers, and ferries. Includes busy downtown streets, residential streets, and outlying roads. Also contains interiors, markets, Atlantic City bathers, Willow Grove Park, and views of different forms of transportation. Negatives were produced by the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company photography department.

V16: Frances Anne Wister Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1890, 79 items.
[lantern slides]
Includes images of Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia and Bethlehem, PA, Swedish log cabins, Fairmount Waterworks, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Lardner House, Hope Lodge, Alverthorpe, Singly House, Pennsylvania Hospital, Blue Bell Tavern, Cannon Ball Farm, Mount Pleasant, the United States Hotel, Upper Ferry Bridge, Lazaretto, and Darby Creek. Manufactured by Williams, Brown & Earle.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V17: Ann Hazen Howell Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1885, 50 items.
[lantern slides]
Contains portraits of prominent Philadelphians, most residing in Germantown. Included are William Brockie, Charles W. Chandler, Prof. Edward Cope, James Mapes Dodge, William G. Foulke, William Hacker, Appollos W. Harrison, and others. Also includes exterior views of Philadelphia homes as well as scenes of Scandinavia including the Nordfjord area, Grottid Pass, Hardaugerfjord, the Romsdaal Valley, Lake Stryn, Balholmer, Oie, and the Fjaerland area. Photographers include Williams, Brown & Earle, Charles R. Pancoast, and Frederick Gutekunst
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at
http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.

V18: Albertype Company Collection, ca. 1910-52, 4,500 items.
[black & white prints, film negatives, postcards]
Views of towns and cities, primarily in Pennsylvania related to this publisher of post cards. Subjects include businesses, universities and colleges, churches, schools, hospitals, streets, highways, natural attractions, tourist areas, and recreational activities. Many negatives are copy negatives of postcards and calendar and viewbook illustrations. There are also many views of the Sesquicentennial grounds and buildings. Of note are a number of views of the Archdiocese exhibit.
+: includes V18A, some 350 negatives, 10 prints, 1910-50
[bound finding aid gives list of locations in V18A, 37 pp. of locations and folder names in V18, 68 pp. of folder content notes]

V19: Lantern Slide Collection (#3), ca. 1900-20, 60 items.
[lantern slides]
Reproductions of American art including portraiture by Peale, Trumbull, and Stuart (particularly of George Washington), and Philadelphia views by William Birch. Also contains images of Independence Hall, Philadelphia's waterworks, historic buildings, and hotels, taverns, battlefields, and bridges in the surrounding area. Depicts sites in Germantown and Valley Forge. Photographers include Charles R. Pancoast, William H. Rau, William C. Stevenson, and Williams, Brown & Earle
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V20: Lantern Slide Collection (#4), ca. 1885-90, 42 items.
[glass negatives, lantern slides]
Reproductions of work by Peale, Birch, and Sharpless with particular emphasis on George Washington. Also depicts scenes in Valley Forge, Castle Rock, and Fort Washington. Includes houses in Fairmount Park and the Germantown Academy as well as other surrounding houses, hotels, and taverns. Photographers include William H. Rau and Charles R. Pancoast.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V21: Pennsylvania Health Springs Collection, ca. 1890-1920, 39 items.
[glass negatives, lantern slides]
Documents the beach and other attractions in Atlantic City, NJ with material related to several health springs including Yellow Springs, Marple Springs, Willow Grove Springs, and Bedford Springs. Depicts John J. Audubon's house, Bullock and Crenshaw's store in Philadelphia, Gorgas' Mill at Cresheim Creek, and Fairmount Park. Illustrates advertisements in the Pennsylvania Gazette. Photographers include Edward L. Wilson, William C. Stevenson Jr., John G. Bullock, C. Henry Karn, and Robert S. Redfield.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V22: Historic Philadelphia Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1900, 49 items.
[lantern slides]
Depicts historic sites in Philadelphia and vicinity, including Independence Hall, Carpenters' Hall, Congress Hall, and historic churches, houses, streets, and Revolutionary War sites. Includes views of Ephrata, PA. Photographers include Charles T. Milligan, and Charles R. Pancoast.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V23: Historical Pageants Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1907-09, 59 items.
[lantern slides]
Depicts scenes from the Bath Historical Pageant of 1909, featuring actors portraying Joan of Arc, Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I, as well as fairies and priestesses. Also contains images of a festival in Cardiff, a festival in York, a pageant in Oxford, and Quebec's Tricentennial. Includes unidentified views of a public gathering and costumed performers and dancers. Manufactured by Williams, Brown & Earle.
[item records in bibbase db]

V24: Frank H. Taylor Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1919-22, 42 items.
[lantern slides]
Illustrates prints and drawings created by Frank Hamilton
Taylor. Includes churches, houses, hotels, theaters, taverns, and streets of Philadelphia. Also contains a view of a mill on the Wissahickon, the Indian King Tavern in Germantown, the Spring Garden Waterworks, and other miscellaneous subjects. Photographers include Williams, Brown & Earle and Henry C. Howland.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V25: Earl J. Early Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1915-22, 117 items.
[black & white prints, lantern slides]
Documents architectural design of iron works, particularly wrought iron fences, gates, and doorways throughout Philadelphia. Emphasis on sites on Locust Street, at the University of Pennsylvania, and at the residences of Harrison and Elkins. Also depicts a smithing class. Contains several unidentified views. Photographers include Charles R. Pancoast.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V26: Friends Meeting Houses Lantern Slide Collection, 1888 -1915, 82 items.
[lantern slides]
Documents Friends' meeting houses in Pennsylvania, particularly in Abington, Birmingham, Chicester, Frankford, Haverford, Horsham, Oxford, Newtown, Radnor, West Chester, York, and other locations. Also depicts the Harris House, Morris House, Keith House, Pennypacker House, and other dwellings. Includes the Presbyterian Church in Newtown. Photographers include Charles R. Pancoast, Williams, Brown & Earle, and Marcy Sciopticon Company.
+: Many dated views, Phila., eastern PA generally, a few misc. houses. Harmonyville/Morris relief, Chester, England views at end.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V27: Five O'Clock Club Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1883-1904, 66 items.
[lantern slides]
Portraits of members of the Five O'Clock Club with some sitters identified. Also includes a print of a club pamphlet. Photographers include Williams, Brown,& Earle.
[item records in bibbase db]

V28: Lantern Slide Collection (#5), ca. 1900-20, 26 items.
[lantern slides]
Depicts a variety of decorations and details, including marble work and silver and iron casting. Highlights doorways, windows, bells, statuary, and silver tableware. Also contains views of the Harris Home and pieces owned by the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. Portrays Major General Benjamin Lincoln.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at
http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V29: Industrial Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1900-20, 16 items.
[lantern slides]
Collection documents the steel and iron industries in Pittsburgh, PA. Also depicts the Pennsylvania oil industry. Among the Philadelphia scenes are the Baldwin Locomotive Works, coining at the U.S. Mint, and woolen mills. Most industrial views are interior images of employees working. The Liberty Bell, a school garden, Culp's Hill in Gettysburg, and a river view in Pittsburgh are also included.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V30: McKaig Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1900-20, 22 items.
[lantern slides]
Most lantern slides reproduce 19th century photographs of Philadelphia streets, and historic houses and churches by photographers Frederick DeBourg Richards, Langenheim Brothers, James McClees, and Bonsal. Streets represented include Chestnut, Arch, Broad, and Dock Streets. Highlights Mount Pleasant, the Rittenhouse mansion, and other homes. Also depicts the Langenheim daguerreotype of crowds at Girard Bank in 1844.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V31: Lantern Slide Collection (#6), ca. 1900-20, 44 items.
[lantern slides]
Collection composed mostly of reproductions of prints and maps, particularly those by Birch. Also depicts the Blue Bell Inn, Penn's house in Fairmount Park, Bartram's House, the Chew House, and Mount Pleasant. Also contains views of Philadelphia streets, the Chestnut Street Theatre, and the Girard Bank, as well as several unidentified items. Photographers include Milton R. Holmes, Charles R. Pancoast, Edward L. Wilson, and Williams, Brown & Earle.
[Lantern slide collections V8-V9, V11-V13, V16-V17, V19-V22, V24-V26, and V28-V31 are partly inventoried and brought together in a searchable database over the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/lsscans/lsdef.htm.] [item records in bibbase db]

V32: Helen C. Perkins Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1900-12, 112 items.
[lantern slides]
Documents street scenes and alleys in Philadelphia, with a focus on Chestnut Street. Also depicts Philadelphia theaters, banks, government buildings, halls, mansions, and other landmarks. Includes the Liberty Bell and other historical sites at Independence National Historical Park. Contains reproductions of cave dwellings on the Delaware River. The White House, U.S. Capitol, and Mount Vernon are also included. Photographers include R. Newell & Son, William H. Rau, Helen C. Perkins, and Williams, Brown & Earle.
+: Various older views, some contemp photos; largest single group records history of Chestnut St. locations, east to west. in 3 boxes. a couple of views at end colored, one broken.
[item records in bibbase db]

V33: John Wanamaker Archives, ca. 1900-35, 232 items.
[lantern slides]
Images illustrating the history of the John Wanamaker department store in Philadelphia. Shows interior and exterior views of several stores, particularly the Center City location. Includes displays of merchandise, especially of Depicts pianos. Also portrays employees, weavers, and workers in machine rooms. Depicts views of the Philadelphia skyline, highlighting the North American Building, City Hall, churches, banks, sites in Independence National Historical Park and Fairmount Park as well as the Bourse, Reading Terminal, Broad Street Station, and the University of Pennsylvania. Includes images of statuary, parades, and some portraits. Photographers include Charles Beseler Co., Scott and Van Altena Co., and William H. Rau.
[some records in bibbase db by 1994]

V34: Glass Plate Negative Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1915-30, 49 items.
[glass negatives]
Contains several scenes of the Fairmount Waterworks and surrounding buildings, including the Art Museum, Boathouse Row, the Aquarium, and a pumping station. Depicts Pittsburgh's waterways, as well as Fort Duquesne and coal fleets. Also reproduces images of Benjamin Franklin, unidentified portraits, silhouettes, and items from magazines.

V35: Day Collection, unknown dates, 248 items.
[glass negatives, lantern slides]
Reproductions of political cartoons, scenes in Egypt and China, New York and Boston playgrounds, and Holmesburg, PA. Also includes images of Grand Central Station in New York, Union Station in Washington, D.C., and the American Academy in Rome, Italy.

V36: Horace Trumbauer Collection, c. 1898-1932, ca. 900 items.
[architectural drawings, prints, and photographs]
Subject is work of Horace trumbauer, Philadelphia architect.
+: Not in graphics catalogue, but has its own finding aid.
[a bound finding aid to this collection alone includes a 66 pp. inventory] [Architectural drawings collections V36, V38, V39 and V41 are brought together in a bound finding aid with a 9 pp. author index and a 27 pp. subject index] [some records in bibbase db by 1994]

V37: Baxter Panoramic Business Directory, 1857-80
Roughly three dozen lithographed commercial panoramas on oversize sheets showing whole block fronts in elevation,with advertisements of subscribing merchants. Mainly of Chestnut, Market, Third, and Second streets.
[Area holdings of these items in several repositories are inventoried, scanned, and placed on the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/inven2.html.]

V38: Traymore Hotel Collection, 1906-24, ca. 500 items
[architectural drawings and reproductions]
Drawings by Price & McLanahan and others of the Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.
Not in graphics cat, but has its own finding aid.
[a bound finding aid to this collection alone identifies contents of 101 folders, with 1 to 20 drawings in each] [Architectural drawings collections V36, V38, V39 and V41 are brought together in a bound finding aid with a 9 pp. author index and a 27 pp. subject index] [item records in bibbase db]

V39: Potts Collection, ca. 1700 items, 1877-1905
[architectural drawings and reproductions]
Mostly of family houses at Wyebrooke in Chester County and related strucures.
[an unbound finding aid includes a 16 pp. inventory by folder number] [Architectural drawings collections V36, V38, V39 and V41 are brought together in a bound finding aid with a 9 pp. author index and a 27 pp. subject index]

V40: Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company Photoprints, 1903-10, 387 items.
[black & white prints, bound photographic albums]
Street views in and around Philadelphia documenting the construction of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company mass transit system. The construction of the Schuylkill River Bridge is highlighted, including views of its piers. Emphasis is placed on the Market Street line, especially of excavations. Retaining walls are shown with views of cracks and their destruction. Trench views are included. Substations are shown, especially at Willow Grove, Glenside, and the station at Market-Chestnut Street. This collection of photographs and albums is related to other Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company collections within the Society.
+: gift of Wm. S. Twining -- the main PRT collection
[bound finding aid, 2 vols., with locational inventory of Marketr Street views west of Broad Street, along with long chronological descriptive roster of negatives from 1906 through 1916]

V41: Philadelphia Contributionship architectural drawings, c. 1890s-1930s, c. 200 items.
[architectural reproductions]
Numbering about 200, submitted as fire insurance record, dating mainly 1890s to 1930s.
[Architectural drawings collections V36, V38, V39 and V41 are brought together in a bound finding aid with a 9 pp. author index and a 27 pp. subject index]

V42: Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company Photograph Albums, 1905-08, 6 items.
[bound photographic albums]
Albums contain photographs of Market Street from the 300 block to the 1200 block, highlighting storefronts and excavation, showing workmen, pipes, and cables. Includes views of subway tunnels, subway stations, and trains. Includes scenes of New York City and Brooklyn. This collection is related to other Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company collections within the Society.
+: gift of Clarence Jones

V43. Pennsylvania Railroads, 1898-1909, 6 items.
[bound photographic albums]
Views of Philadelphia railroads including operations at Wayne Junction. Also includes street views of Delaware Avenue from Chestnut Street, the Arch Street pier, the superstructure of the Chestnut Street pier, the Master Street yard as well as Master Street, and the Columbia Avenue station and Columbia Avenue. Shows Sullivan's silk mill and Montgomery Avenue as well as various other street and station scenes.
+: gift of Charles Morton Smith, 1936
[finding aid folder with handwritten item inventory]

V44: PRT and PTC Vehicle Photographs, 1905-56, 159 items.
[black & white prints]
Interiors and exteriors of Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company and Philadelphia Transportation Company vehicles.

V45: Phillip B. Wallace Collection, ca. 1903-31, 18 lf. + 5 cf.
[black & white prints, film negatives]
Photographs and negatives made in Philadelphia and surrounding areas by Wallace and published in his three volumes: Colonial Ironwork of Philadelphia (ca. 1930), Colonial Churches and Meeting Houses (ca. 1931), and Colonial Houses of Philadelphia (ca. 1931). Subjects represented include residences in PA, NJ, DE, RI, and MA; churches in the same areas with emphasis on Christ Church in Philadelphia; streets in Philadelphia; and architectural details, ironwork, doorways, furniture, historic buildings, and portraits. Negatives depict many of the same subjects as well as farm buildings, fraternity houses, banks, and libraries.
[finding aid folder with topical inventory of boxes giving box and object (folder?) number, with item list of churches separate from one by other building types in series order; format, e.g. V45.8.F810.3= collection V45, series 8 (banks), 8x10, number 3]

V46: Carl Berger Architectural Drawings, ca. 1914-45, 78 items
[drawings, sketches, and photos of Philadelphia-area buildings]
[a finding aid folder provides a 2 pp. list of 67 rolls of drawings identified by architectural commission; in addition, items 68-69 are 2 rolls of maps; items 70-71 are 2 folders, one of correspondance; items 72-75 are 4 looseleaf notebooks; items 76-77 and two Decorative Arts Society yearbooks, 1907-08; item 78 is a set of small prints now incorporated into the Society Prints collection]

V47: Watson J. and Mary M. Naef Stereoview Collection, 1855-1910, 450 items.
[stereoviews]
Images of Pennsylvania cities and towns including Reading, Mauch Chunk, Bethlehem, Erie, and Harrisburg. Panoramas of Pennsylvania Canton and Troy in Bradford County and views on the Switchback Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, and bridges and stations are included. Philadelphia views include significant buildings: Carpenters' Hall, Girard College, Independence Hall, Masonic Temple, and the U.S. Mint. Other subjects represented are churches, cemeteries, the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, Fairmount Park, the Centennial Exhibition, parades, and street scenes.

V48: Centennial Stereoviews
[bound finding aid with photcopy of old list, by building, annotated with item numbers]

V49: Philadelphia Suburban Homes, c. 1885-95, 57 items.
[photocollotypes]
A set of large-format images of large Victorian suburban houses, most bearing their owners' and architects' names in red letterpress.
Gift of Mrs. L. M. C. Smith, 1967]
[a website providing more information on this and some overlapping collections belonging to the same set of portfolios, including a larger set at the Free Library of Philadelphia, is given at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/wh/whhome.htm]

V50:

V51: Philadelphia Department of Public Transit Historic Philadelphia Sites Photograph Collection, 1901-34, 770 items.
[black & white prints, film negatives]
Images of historic buildings, residences, churches, and sites in Philadelphia. Residences include Greenland, the Edgar Allen Poe House, the Edwin Forrest House, and the Chamounix Mansion. Also shown are Independence Hall, Girard College, Germantown Academy, Mikveh Israel Cemetery, Musical Fund Hall, Pennsylvania Hospital, and various fire stations. Also contains images of libraries, theaters, hotels, and taverns.

V52: Keeney Family Miscellaneous Philadelphia Views Collection, 1895-1901, 67 items.
[black & white prints]
Images of sites in Fairmount Park, particularly the Zoological Gardens and Horticultural Hall. Also documents Philadelphia streets, the Schuylkill River, and Willow Grove Park. Contains some unidentified views.
[item records in bibbase db]
[fa?]

V53: Walter B. Smith Collection, 1891-1953, 770 items.
[black & white prints]
Varied collection containing scenic views from PA, NJ, CA, CO, ME, NY, NC, tintypes, and Washington, DC. Philadelphia views include Fairmount Park, Broad Street, Logan Circle, and the site of the 30th Street post office. Subjects included in the balance of the collection are churches, residences, and transportation accidents.
[item records in bibbase db]

V54: Stuart B. Main Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860-1900, 346 items.
[stereoviews]
Collection is arranged in the following series: United States, Foreign, Scenes and Stage, and Miscellaneous. U.S. images primarily of Pennsylvania and New York. Philadelphia images depict sites and buildings in Fairmount Park, historic buildings, and the Centennial Exhibition of 1876. Foreign views are primarily of Europe and the Holy Lands. Scene and Stage series includes genre scenes of a theatrical nature. The Miscellaneous series contains images of the Great Eastern ship and various unidentified views. Photographers include James Cremer, Jesse A. Graves, M.A. Kleckner, F. Langenheim, and Centennial Photo Co.
[item records in bibbase db]
[fa?]

V55: W. Bailey Negatives, ca. 1906-11, 192 items.
[black & white prints, film negatives, glass negatives, lantern slides]
W. Bailey's images are primarily Delaware River waterfront views including wharf activity at Piers 28, 34, and 35, ships at dock and cargo loading. Also views of ships on the river and tugboats. Collection also includes some unidentified portraits and images of unidentified buildings.
[item records in bibbase db]
Gift of Ray Kelley, 1984.

V56: Beaver and Nevius Family Photograph Collection, 1860-1910, 72 items.
[black & white prints, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, Daguerreotypes]
Portraits of family members and images of Peter Nevius' residence, Beaver Memorial Church, and the Beaver Free Library (Danville, PA).

V57: George W. Schoenhut Collection, 1938-39, 63 items.
[black & white prints, film negatives]
Images by Schoenhut of southeastern Pennsylvania including Falsington Friends Meeting, New Hope, the Tyler estate in Newtown, Oley, Pennsbury (reconstruction), Philadelphia, Powder Valley, Reading, Schwenksville, Solebury, and Willow Grove Park. Philadelphia images depict the Delaware River waterfront, Norris Square, and Trinity Church in Oxford.
[item records in bibbase db]

V58: Etting / Stage Door Canteen Collection
[no finding aid folder]

V59: Society Photograph Collection, ca. 1855-1992, 63 lf.
[albumen prints, black & white prints, cartes-de-visite, cyanotypes]
Photographs depict a wide variety of subjects with emphasis on Philadelphia residences, streets, historic buildings and sites, and parks. Views of Pennsylvania cities and towns, and a small group of foreign views, are included. Images related to and portraits of prominent figures such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln are also included. Everyday life is represented in images of sports, recreation, and people at work. Reproductions of art objects, medals, clocks, and flags are included. Other subjects include the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, bridges, schools, factories, hotels, fire engines and companies, monuments, societies, clubs, and churches. Images of the Centennial International Exposition are also part of the collection. Photographers include McAllister & Bro., James Cremer, James E. McClees, Harry W. Balleisen, and Frederick DeBourg Richards.
PKC: The Society's largest photographic collection.
[bound finding aid, 2 vols.:
-- one for small size photos, with inventory in topical order by box and folder number, for 138 boxes,
-- one for medium size photos, with inventory in topical order by box and folder number, for 21 boxes]

V60: Penrose Photograph Collection, ca. 1855-1992, 13 lf.
[albumen prints, black & white prints, salt prints, stereoviews]
Photographs depict a wide variety of subjects with emphasis on Philadelphia residences, streets, historic buildings and sites, and parks. Views of Pennsylvania cities and towns, and a small group of foreign views, are included. Everyday life is represented in images of sports, recreation, and people at work. Other subjects include transportation, hotels, mills, ships, battlefields, theaters, and banks. Images of the Centennial International Exposition are also part of the collection. Photographers include Philip B. Wallace, Walter H. Snow, Joseph V. Labolito, and Frederick DeBourg Richards.
PKC: Among the HSP's photographic collections, second in size only to V59, the Society Photogrraph Collection. Although gathered as photocopies in V74, most of the originals of the Gilliams & Stratton Collection are actually integrated into this collection.
[bound finding aid, 2 vols.:
-- one for small size photos, with inventory in topical order by box and folder number, for 21+ boxes,
-- one for medium size photos, with inventory in topical order by box and folder number, for 30 boxes]

V61: David J. Kennedy Collection, c. 1840-98, c. 1500 items.
[pencil, ink, and watercolor sketches]
PKC: A collection of some 1500 watercolors and sketches of Philadelphia buildings and landscapes made between 1840 and 1898 by Kennedy, a Reading Railroad passenger agent. Some rely on older views by others.
[a searchable database of these views is given at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/ffi/ffidefault.htm]

V62: Atlases
Several dozen atlases from 17th to 20th century.
[HSP maps and atlases are listed on filecards in public catalogue 4D] [Two bound finding aids may relate to this collection: One (GA 447 .M63 1975) is Jefferson Moak, comp., "Pennsylvania Atlases owned by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. A Lisitng", typescript, 5 April 1975. A second is titles "Fourth Floor Vault Rare Atlas Shelf List," which gives some 66 titles, many of listings for rare old atlases and areas outside Pennsylvania] [a finding aid folder also bibliographical citations, old call numbers]
[Philadelphia-area historic atlases from various repositories are inventoried at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/atlaslist/main.html.]

V63: Rare Graphics Collection, Small
[prints, drawings]
Formerly catalogued with call numbers beginning with "Ba."
[most of these should be catalogued in the graphics card catalog, PC4A]
[bound finding aid to V63-V66, in part, is a 34-pp. offprint of a 1942 inventory (N 683 .P45 1942), compiled by Boies Penrose titled "Prints and Drawings in the Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania." This had been published in installments in the Society's journal, in PMHB 66 (1942): 143-60, 239-48, 379-84. Also includes a list of several dozen drawings at the Library Company of Philadelphia.]

V64: Rare Graphics Collection, Medium
[prints, drawings]
Formerly catalogued with call numbers beginning with "Bb."
[most of these should be catalogued in the graphics card catalog, PC4A]
[bound finding aid to V63-V66, in part, is a 34-pp. offprint of a 1942 inventory (N 683 .P45 1942), compiled by Boies Penrose titled "Prints and Drawings in the Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania." This had been published in installments in the Society's journal, in PMHB 66 (1942): 143-60, 239-48, 379-84. Also includes a list of several dozen drawings at the Library Company of Philadelphia.]

-- includes:

B. R. EVANS COLLECTION:
PKC: A collection including some 200 watercolor views of Philadelphia buildings and landscapes made between 1850 and 1890 by Benjamin Ridgway Evans, some relying on photographs or older views by others. [future link]

V65: Rare Graphics Collection, Large
[prints, drawings]
Formerly catalogued with call numbers beginning with "Bc."
PKC: An assortment of larger format rare prints with particular emphasis on Philadelphia.
[most of these should be catalogued in the graphics card catalog, PC4A]
[bound finding aid to V63-V66, in part, is a 34-pp. offprint of a 1942 inventory (N 683 .P45 1942), compiled by Boies Penrose titled "Prints and Drawings in the Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania." This had been published in installments in the Society's journal, in PMHB 66 (1942): 143-60, 239-48, 379-84. Also includes a list of several dozen drawings at the Library Company of Philadelphia.]

V66: Rare Graphics Collection, Albums
[albums of photographs, prints, drawings]
Formerly catalogued with call numbers beginning with "Bd."
[some of these should be catalogued in the graphics card catalog, PC4A]
[bound finding aid to V63-V66, in part, is a 34-pp. offprint of a 1942 inventory (N 683 .P45 1942), compiled by Boies Penrose titled "Prints and Drawings in the Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania." This had been published in installments in the Society's journal, in PMHB 66 (1942): 143-60, 239-48, 379-84. Also includes a list of several dozen drawings at the Library Company of Philadelphia.]

V67: William Spohn Baker Collection of Washingtoniana
[finding aid folder]

V68: Beale Collection, 11 items.
[lantern slides]
Lantern slides on the Temperance Movement, 3/11 tinted. Acquired 1982.

V69: Alfred Bendiner Collection, 1932-56, 30 items.
[prints and drawings]
[finding aid folder includes written inventory] [Acquired 1992.]

V70: J.G. Brill Company Collection, 1887-1947, 74 lf.
[black & white prints, film negatives, glass negatives, bound photographic albums]
Includes images of construction of train beds, cars, and other train parts. A large group of photographs depicts step-by-step production of train parts.
[also = Ms. Coll. 1556]

V71: Jane Campbell Scrapbook Collection, ca. 1900-15, 10 lf.
[albumen prints, black & white prints, postcards]
Collection divides Philadelphia into areas by street, then subdivides areas by subject. Includes images related to Philadelphia, particularly Center City streets. Neighborhoods are represented in photographs of Frankford, Germantown, Manayunk, and Roxborough. The banks of the Delaware River and views along Delaware Avenue are included. Other subjects include cemeteries, fire departments, businesses, residences, historic houses, and churches. Photographer is Jane Campbell.
PKC: Jane Campbell, 1844-1928, contributed many articles on the history of Philadelphia places to the Philadelphia Record, a number of them about sites on Chestnut or Market streets. For her research she compiled images and notes from a varierty of contemporary sources in over 100 scrapbooks, including some of her own photographs.
[tables of contents to each volume available at reference desk; individual views integrated by location and subject within graphics card catalogue, public catalogue 4A]

V72: Helen C. Perkins Scrapbook Collection
PKC: A contemporary of Jane Campbell, discussed above, Helen Perkins assembled a similar scrapbook collection of clippings and photographs from 1900 to 1912, slightly smaler than Campbell's, but also including some of her own photographs.
[tables of contents to each volume available at reference desk; individual views integrated by location and subject within graphics card catalogue, public catalogue 4A]

V73: [no finding aid folder]

V74: Gilliams & Stratton Collection
PKC: Includes a number of photographs by Edward Leslie Gilliams, 1867-1923, a Philadelphia journalist whose illustrated articles appeared in Sunday editions of the Philadelphia Times, Record, and Inquirer around the turn of the century. His partner was Richard C. Stratton.
[finding aid folder]

V75: Edwin Kreamer Collection
199 small-format phtographs by Edwin N. Kreamer, mainly dating from between 1913 and 1930, three quarters of them recording street scenes from central Philadelphia. Another forty-five are of Atlantic City. Acquired 1980.
[finding aid folder]

V76. William and Frederick Langenheim Collection
[calotypes]

V77. Leach Philadelphia Portraits. Families

V78. ["Miscellaneous Graphics, Cited Sources" ?]
according to finding aid folder; apparently form various collections

V79. Newsman Collection
includes a lithographic portrait of Jos. R. Ingersoll

V80. Pennsylvania German Taufschein
[decorated Pennsylvania German birth and baptism certificates]

V81. [Penrose Collection, medium and small size photographs?]
according to finding aid folder

V82. Photograph Album Collection, ca. 1860-1970, 30 lf.
[albumen prints, black & white prints, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, bound photographic albums, tintypes]
Albums depict a variety of subjects ranging from family portraits to "before and after" images of slum clearance in Philadelphia in the 1960s. Many are carte-de-visite albums showing family, colleagues, friends, historical figures, actors and actresses, and military officers. Several albums were photographed and compiled by amateur photographers and depict neighborhoods and surrounding areas, especially the Wissahickon and Fairmount Park. Other subjects include bridges, Germantown, the Philadelphia Ducking Club, State University of New York graduates, and churches designed by Frank R. Watson. Of note is an album of Philadelphia landmarks photographed and published by Robert Newell. Photographers include Julius Sachse, Nathan Levy, Frederick Gutekunst, Robert Newell, Frederick Reith, and John W. G. Dunn.
-- including:

* George Burtis Lee Photograph Album, 1884-87, 1 album (16 items)
[albumen prints, bound photographic albums]
Contains photographs tracing Mrs. George Lee's parents, Benz J. Davis and Eleanor G. Hatch Davis. Includes photographs of residences of the Hatch and Davis families in Camden and Bordentown, NJ, Wilmington, DE, and Philadelphia. Much of the photography is by George Burtis Lee.

* Conner Family Photograph Album, 1883-1915 (bulk 1910-13), 1 album (100 items).
[black & white prints, bound photographic albums]
Album titled "Wisahiccon" [sic] containing photographs of the family and friends of William and Alice W. Conner, and their journeys. Includes images of Fairmount Park and the Wissahickon, highlighting trails, paths, bridges, and roads, especially in winter and historic buildings and houses in Germantown and the Philadelphia area. Photographs also depict travels in Vienna and the Austrian Tyrol. Of special note is the documentation of a camping trip, including a photograph of a suffragist campfire. The automobile is also the focus of numerous images. Photographers include Alice W. and William Conner. [formerly Bd 818 C762]

V83. ["Publication/Tracking Forms - Graphics"]
according to finding aid folder

V84. Rolled Maps
[maps and atlases generally are listed on file cards in Public Catalogue 4D] [finding aid folder has typed and written lists]

V85. Daguerreotypes
imcluding earliest American example, that of Central High School by Joseph Saxon, 1839.

V86. Thomas H. Shoemaker Collection, 31 portfolios
photographs and sketches of the Germantown area, and of Philadelphia. See PMHB 63 (1939): 495.
Titles and number of portfolios:

Germantown Houses  9
Houses of Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill  2
Colonial Houses in and around Philadelphia  1
Old Germantown Doorways  1
Colonial Doorways in Philadelphia  2
Interiors of Colonial Houses of Germantown  1
Colonial Doorways & Interiors in Philadelphia  1
Colonial Houses in Charleston, SC, and Salem, MA  1
Wissahickon Views  7
Meeting Houses, Churches, and Graveyrads around Philadelphia  2
Germantown Portraits  2
Miscellaneous  1

 

V87. Silhouettes
[finding aid folder includes inventories of silhouette books of Joseph Sansom and of Mary Ann Marshall]

V88. Society Portrait Collection, ca. 1855-1950, 20 lf.
[albumen prints, Ambrosetypes, black & white prints, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, cyanotypes, salt prints, tintypes]
Includes portraits of families and prominent figures in art, literature, law, politics, and the military. Some portraits are photographic reproductions of paintings and prints. Notable families represented in the collection include the Biddle, Cadwalader, Haupt, Logan, Morris, and Wharton families. Celebrities include Mark Twain, Emile Zola, and Kate Claxton. Historical figures Abraham Lincoln, William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt are depicted. Photographers include P.E. Chillman, Broadbent & Phillips, Suddards & Fennemore, Jones & Bro., Frederick Gutekunst, Southworth & Hawes, Charles D. Fredricks, James E. McClees, Charles Henry Hart, James Cremer, and C.M. Bell.
+: also includes engravings and lithographs by John Sartian, Albert Rosenthal, Inman, and others.

V89. Society Print Collection
[bound finding aid, listing small size prints in topical order by box and folder number, for 75 boxes]

V90. [Society Collections - Prints ?]

V91. ["Society Collections - Graphics A-Ad "Old Card Catalog' ?]

V92. [Society Prints - small ?]

V93. [Wallace Collection ?]

V94. Society Prints: Posters and Broadsides
[finding aid folder has more than 100 worksheets on individual prints arranged by topic]

V95. War Posters, 555 items.
[finding aid folder has list by subjects and sizes: WWI medium, WWI large, WWII medium, WWII large]

V96. World War I Posters
[finding aid folder has worksheets describing 24 of them]

V97. ["Benjamin West, Drawings in Galt's Life"]
["loaned to Museum of Art at Penn State, 1987."]

V98 .

V99. WPA Prints
[original set comprised over 900 examples: 331 photos, 225 costume plates, 208 prints, 82 posters, 80 assorted drawings, photos, and watercolors]
[given in 1943 by WPA as "part of fnal allocation on closing the project."] [finding aid folder includes worksheets describing these, lists].

 


HSP Manuscript Collections rich in visual materials:

 

In Ms. Coll. 454: Norris Family Papers, 1742-1860, Norris of Fairhill Section.
One of the country's richest collections of 18th-century architectural drawings, mostly in boxes 3, 4, 5, and 12.

In Ms. Coll. 1476: Garden Club of Philadelphia Collection, ca. 1925-79, 1 cf.
[black & white prints, color prints, bound photographic albums]
Photographs depict events, activities, and members of the Garden Club of Philadelphia.

In Ms. Coll. 1523, Indian Rights Association: Herbert Welsh Collection, ca. 1900-30, 1.5 lf.
[black & white prints, cabinet cards, postcards]
Images are related to progressive politics, philanthropy, of Native American rights, and assistance to the homeless. Portraits, particularly groups of Native Americans, and commemorative event photographs are included. Photographers include Henrici & Withers, D. Hinkle, Frederick Gutekunst, Pach Bros., and W.P. Johnson.
[bound finding aid (E 93 .I 418 1975) is a guide to a microfilm edition; series V, photographs, are on reel #135.]

In Ms. Coll. 1726: Hazlett & Moss Papers
Plan books, 1904-38 of a Philadelphia real estate company.
[bound finding aid, 2 vols., with indexes by subject headings, "record description"]

In Ms. Coll. 2045: Fairmount Park Art Association Collection, ca. 1880-1940, 1974, 5.5 lf. + 4 cf.
[albumen prints, black & white prints, glass negatives]
The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of artwork used as illustrations in Sculpture of a City . Also included are reproductions of artwork arranged by artist. Other subjects include events, annual meetings, construction of the Eli Kirk Price fountain, and portraits. Views of several cities, including Washington, DC, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, and Havana, complete the collection. Photographers include Underwood & Underwood, Philip B. Wallace, and W. Vivian Chappel.
[bound finding aid (Z 6611 .A7 F35 1975) is a 31 pp. description of the general contents of 150 boxes. Photographs are in boxes 136-50; they are listed in indexes #10-11, given on p. 27]

In Ms. Coll. 2188, series IV: Wanamaker Collection, ca. 1860-1975 (bulk 1880-1940), 21 lf.
[albumen prints, black & white prints, glass negatives, bound photographic albums]
Photographs depict the history of the John Wanamaker department store chain. Subjects include portraits, Christmas displays, events, clubs, and celebrities. Photographers include D. Sargent Bell and Charles H. Miller.
[bound finding aid]



OTHER (locations?):

 

* Philadelphia Contributionship Papers, ca. 1905-40, 4 lf.
[black & white prints, film negatives]
Photographs of houses included in insurance claim papers.
+: also policies, mainly early twentieth century
[Contibutionship and Mutual surveys are indexed in a card file in public catalogue 4C.]

* Mutual Assurance Company (Green Tree) Collection
[Contibutionship and Mutual surveys are indexed in a card file in public catalogue 4C.]

* Franklin Fire Insurance Company Collection, ca. 1829-99, ca. 30,000 items
[manuscript descriptions and surveys of buildings, often with drawn plans]
[Franklin and Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Company surveys are indexed together in a searchable form on the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/ffi/ffidefault.htm. They are also indexed on paper by location in a 3 volume finding aid, one volume for Center City properties, one for Philadelphia beyond center City, and a third for locations outside Philadelphia.]

* Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Company Collection, c. 1825-99, ca. 15,000 items
[manuscript descriptions and surveys of buildings, often with drawn plans]
[Franklin and Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Company surveys are indexed together in a searchable form on the web at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/ffi/ffidefault.htm. They are also indexed on paper by location in a 3 volume finding aid, one volume for Center City properties, one for Philadelphia beyond center City, and a third for locations outside Philadelphia.]

* HSP Fine Arts Collection: oil paintings
a start on an illustrated index to these is given at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/HSP/HSPOils.html.

Scrapbooks about Place: one would also be remiss not to mention here the several unique scrapbooks at HSP with clippings etc. about place, that complement those in the Campbell and Perkins Collections, though they are less rich in graphics.Most notable are those complied by Souder, Westcott, Perkins, Ashmead, Shoemaker, and others. listed with those from other repositiories at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/scraps.html.

* Possibly a generic category rather than a single collection, described under HSP in PACSCL Photograph guide:
Assorted Collections, ca. 1845-1979, 11 lf.
[albumen prints, Ambrosetypes, black & white prints, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, Daguerreotypes, film negatives, glass negatives, bound photographic albums, tintypes]
Consists of family photograph collections, particularly those of the Wistar, Drinker, and Thompson families. Images include family portraits, homes, and travel. Included is a collection of cased portrait photographs, mostly daguerreotypes and ambrotypes. Many depict deceased family members. Photographs of associations and societies are included with emphasis on the Garden Club of Philadelphia, the Indian Rights Association, the Lighthouse, and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania. Generally, events and members are depicted. The Indian Rights Association photographs also depict Indian groups, dwellings, activities, and reservations. The Liberty Bell tour of 1915 is the major subject of the League of Women Voters collection. The Lighthouse, a social center for mill workers in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, collected photographs of children's activities at their camp. A collection of photograph albums depicts Civil War officers, families, and literary figures. Of note is an album of views of South Carolina including plantations, Civil War damage, and group portraits of African-Americans. The William E. Stokes collection (Ms. Coll. 1638) consists of illustrations from his history of West Philadelphia, including images of buildings, historic residences, churches, and Fairmount Park. Photographers include Washington Lafayette Germon, W.P. Johnson, R.L. Kelly, Frederick Gutekunst, Williams, Brown & Earle, John Haworth Co., Marcus Aurelius Root, J.W. Black, Wenderoth, Taylor & Brown, D. Hinkle, William H. Rhoads, Broadbent & Phillips, Montgomery P. Simons, W. Kurtz, J.F. Morsello, Erastus Hubbard, Isaac Rehn, Gilbert & Bacon, and E. Anthony.


 

INDIVIDUAL IMAGES OF THE PHILADELPHIA AREA:

Paintings


Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints


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