Collection Number Title Description
V31 Historical Society of Pennsylvania miscellaneous lantern slide collection This collection of lantern slides is composed mostly of reproductions of prints and maps, particularly those by Birch. There are also depictions of the Blue Bell Inn, Penn's House in Fairmount Park, Bartram's House, the Chew House, and Mt. Pleasant. The collection also contains views of Philadelphia streets, the Chestnut Street Theatre and the Girard Bank, as well as several unidentified items.
V30 McKaig lantern slide collection Most lantern slides reproduce 19th century photographs of Philadelphia streets and historic houses and churches by F D B Richards, the Langenheim Brothers, McClees and Bonsal. Streets represented include Chestnut Street, Arch Street, Broad Street, and Dock Street. Highlights Mt. Pleasant, the Rittenhouse Mansion, and other homes. Also depicts the Langenheim daguerreotype of crowds at Girard Bank in 1844.
V29 Keystone View Company lantern slides From 1892 to 1963, the Keystone View Company produced thousand of images of people and places from the United States and around the world. The photos are of historical, social, cultural, and geographic interest. The company was founded in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1892 by B.L. Singley, an amateur photographer who began by selling glass slides of local interest. The slides soon became a popular form of entertainment and the company grew to include some 50,000 images. As other forms of entertainment replaced the viewing of lantern slides, the companýs growth slowed. It was purchased in 1963 by the Mast Development Company. Mast retained a Keystone division for a short time that manufactured products for the optical profession.This collection consists of sixteen lantern slides from the Keystone View Company. The first seven slides, numbered 61 through 67, contain images of industrial Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Six of these scenes relate to the citýs iron and steel industry, while the seventh is a shot of the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. The next three photographs present a coke mine and an oil well from unknown locations in Pennsylvania. Two photographs represent Americás past with a scene from the Gettysburg battlefield and a still of the Liberty Bell from inside Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The four remaining photographs are also from Philadelphia. Two are industrial and are from a textile mill and a locomotive workshop. Another is of people working in a school garden, while the last photo is of the coining presses at the federal mint.
V28 Historical Society of Pennsylvania miscellaneous lantern slide collection Depicts a variety of decorations and details, including marble work and sliver and iron casting, highlighting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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