Collection Number Title Description
2188 John Wanamaker collection "The Story of the Store", black & white and hand-tinted lantern slides depicting Wanamaker store buildings in New York and Philadelphia (exterior and interior), including store displays, events, and Philadelphia landmarks. [232 total slides, 1876, 1909, undated.]
3085 Lantern and Lens Gild of Women Photographers records Black & white and hand-tinted lantern slides with photographs of the Lantern and Lens Gild’s outings and their artworks. [127 total slides, 1928-1953, undated.]
V08 Historical Society of Pennsylvania miscellaneous lantern slide collection Miscellaneous lantern slides including exteriors of unidentified buildings, graphics of hit songs, aerial views, and farm related pieces. Of note are the Arrowmink Transportation Company Passenger Moter Carrier in Brookline, the freight station at Garret Road, and a Westchester Street Car near the Millbourne Mills.
V09 Historical Society of Pennsylvania large miscellaneous lantern slide collection This collection contains approximately 1900 slides and pertains mainly to the Philadelphia vicinity but covers a wide range of topics, from Academy of Fine Arts to graves and graveyards to schools and colleges and industry. The slides are arranged alphabetically by topic. A significant number of the slides are reproductions of prints, especially by Frank H. Taylor. Locations include mile-markers leading out of Philadelphia, mills, nearby towns, and Bartram's house/gardens.
V11 Philadelphia Fire Fighting lantern slides Scenes of Philadelphia area house drawn and steam fire engines in front of fire houses, miscellaneous buildings, and alone. Contains images of fire fighters, fire insurance agents, and dogs. Collection also contains images of horse-drawn ambulances.
V12 Declaration of Independence lantern slides Contains reproductions of portraits of several delegates of the Second Continental Congress which passed the Declaration of Independendence. Includes view 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. Also shows facsimiles of American documents.
V13 Free Library of Philadelphia lantern slides collection The collection contains lantern slides of Pennsylvania views highlighting images of Philadelphia. Of note are scenes in and around Fairmount Park and the Valley Forge National Historic Park. Philadelphia views include the boat and ship industry, parades and processions, police and fire departments, water distribution structures and the Falls of the Schuylkill and Haddington sections. Also included are slides with views of Portland, Orgeon. The collection is divided into 14 sub-units. Includes of the Naval Yard, Philadelphia Water Works, University of Pennsylvania, etc.
V16 Frances Anne Wister lantern slides collection Collection includes images of Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia; Bethlehem, Pa; Swedish Log cabins; Fairmount Waterworks; the Academy of Natural Sciences; the Lardner House; Hope Lodge; Alverthrope; Singly House; Pennsylvania Hospital; Blue Bell Tavern; Cannon Ball Farm; Mount Pleasant; United State Hotel; Upper Ferry Bridge; Lazaretto; and Darby Creek.
V17 Ann Hazen Howell lantern slides collection Collection 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, Dr. Henry Hartshorne, William W. Justice, George C.Lambdin, Major William Lambert, Henry Cowill Lewis, Rev. Samuel Longfellow, Dr. Henry McCook, Thomas Meehan, Thomas B. Merrick, Henry W. Raymond, William B. Rodgers, John Sartain, Joseph M. Shoemaker, Edward J. Steel, Justice C. Strawbridge, Camby S. Tyson, Dr. John Watson, Cornelius, C. Weygandt, Prof. J. H. Westcott, Joseph Wharton, Francis Howard Williams, James A. Wright. Collection also contains exterior views of Philadelphia homes and well as scenes of Scandanavia including the Nordfjord area, Grottid Pass, Hardaugerfjord, the Romsdaal Valley, Lake Stryn, Balhomer, Oie, and the Fjaerland area.
V19 Historical Society of Pennsylvania miscellaneous Philadelphia area lantern slides collection Includes 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 Hally, Philadelphia's waterworks, historic buildings, and hotels, taverns, battlefields, and bridges in the surrounding area. Depicts sites in Germantown and Valley Forge.
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