Collection Number Title Description
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.
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.
V25 Earl J. Early collection of lantern slides of wrought iron gates and fences Collection contains 74 lantern slides, 43 photo prints, and 1 print or wrought iron gates, doorways, and fences in the Philadelphia area. Emphasis is on sites on Locust Street, the University of Pennsylvania, and at the residences of Harrison and Elkins. There is also a depiction of a smithing class. There are also several unidentified views.
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.
V24 Frank Hamilton Taylor lantern slides Contents consist entirely of prints by Frank Hamilton Taylor of streets, houses, and churches, inns, taverns, hotels, and theaters in 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.
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.
V26 Friends Meeting Houses lantern slides This collection of lantern slides includes Quaker meeting houses and churches in Pennsylvania, the Presbyterian church in Newtown, famous houses owned by Frederick Antes, D. Marson, Morris, David Garrett, Sharpless, Pennypacker, Potts, and two prints of Mount Vernon and Robert Norris' house.
V22 Historical Society of Pennsylvania collection of historic Philadelphia 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 Ephrata.
V21 Historical Society of Pennsylvania health springs lantern slides and Glass Photonegative Documents the beach and other attractions in Atlantic City, N. J. Also contains materials related to several health springs including Yellow Springs, Marple Springs, Willow Groves, 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.
V20 Historical Society of Pennsylvania lantern slides and glass photonegative collection Contains 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.
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