Historical Society of Pennsylvania poster and broadside collection


Collection V94

1777-circa 2005
(2.2 Linear feet ; 7 boxes, 9 flat files)

Summary Information

Repository
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Creator
Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Title
Historical Society of Pennsylvania poster and broadside collection
ID
V94
Date
1777-circa 2005
Extent
2.2 Linear feet ; 7 boxes, 9 flat files
Author
Finding aid prepared by John Armstrong
Sponsor
The processing of material from the former HSP collection of World War I posters (Collection 3349) into this collection was made possible by Henry Lafayette Collins III.
Language
English
Abstract
HSP staff assembled this collection of broadsides, circulars, facsimiles, prints, blotters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other material largely related to Philadelphia businesses and institutions. Subjects within the collection are quite varied and include auctions, banks, insurance companies, museums, printing establishments, the Civil War, labor strikes, Washingtoniana, Lincolniana (mostly remembrances of his assassination), and transportation. In addition to items documenting Philadelphia, the collection includes materials from several other Pennsylvania counties and states along the Eastern seaboard. The collection is divided into four categories: three according to location and one solely for advertisements. It is further arranged alphabetically within each category according to subject. Oversized items have been moved to flat files. A detailed inventory is available in the Historical Society’s library.

Preferred Citation note

Cite as: [Indicate cited item or series here], HSP poster and broadside collection (Collection V94), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The Historical Society of Pennsylvania 2008

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
215-732-6200

Revision Description

 Finding aid was revised to include additions from the former HSP collection of World War I posters (Collection 3349). (2013)

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This is an artificial collection created over time by HSP staff mostly through donations and purchases of individual images or groups of prints.

Processing Information note

Some posters in this collection were formerly part of HSP collection of World War I posters (Collection 3349), which has been disbanded. They include the Camden Civic Exposition posters (Box 7, folder 10) and Woodrow Wilson posters (Flat File 10). Large miscellaneous posters from Collection 3349 have been moved to Flat File 9.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania:

Balch Institute ethnic poster collection (Collection 3212)

Historical Society of Pennsylvania war poster collection (Collection V95)

Work Projects Administration posters (Collection V99)

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Collection Inventory

Small and medium 

Advertisements 

Box
1
Folder

Agriculture 

1

Auctions – Sales 

2

Books Manufacturers 

3

Miscellaneous 

4

Printing and Allied Trades 

5

Real Estate – Pennsylvania (except Philadelphia) 

6

Real Estate – Philadelphia 

7

Real Estate – United States (except Pennsylvania) 

8

Stocks 

9

Stores – Retail and Wholesale 

10

Philadelphia (A-G) 

Box
2
Folder

Assessments 

1

Banking and Insurance 

2

Business Houses and Manufacturing 

3

Centennial & Sesquicentennial 

4

Charities and Charitable Institutions 

5

Civil War 

6

Civil War Sanitary Commission 

7

Education 

8

Elections 

9

Fire Companies 

10

Government 

11

Philadelphia (H-T) 

Box
3
Folder

Historical Society of Pennsylvania 

1

Hospitals – Pennsylvania Hospital 

2

Hospitals – Medical 

3

Labor Strikes 

4

Learning Societies – Museums 

5

Local – Moyamensing 

6

Local – Northern Liberties 

7

Local – Spring Garden 

8

Military 

9

Miscellaneous 

10

Newspapers 

11

Politics 

12

Poor Relief – Almshouses 

13

Transportation 

14

Pennsylvania (C-L) 

Box
4
Folder

Civil War 

1

Constitutional Conventions 

2

Elections before 1860 

3

Elections after 1866 

4

Inaugural Addresses 

5

Legislative Acts 

6

Legislature Members 

7

Local Government 

8

Pennsylvania (L-T) 

Box
5
Folder

Local – Adams County 

1

Local – Chester County 

2

Local – Delaware County 

3

Local – Huntingdon and Lancaster County 

4

Local – Montgomery County 

5

Local – Pike County 

6

Military 

7

Politics 

8

Proclamations 

9

Transportation – Canals 

10

Transportation – Railroads 

11

Transportation – Stage Coaches 

12

Transportation – Turnpikes and Roads 

13

United States (A-M) 

Box
6
Folder

Civil War – 1860-1861 

1

Civil War – 1862 

2

Civil War – 1864-1865 

3

Civil War – Sanitary Commission 

4

Declaration of Independence 

5

General – 19th century 

6

General – 20th century 

7

Government 

8

Military 

9

United States (N-Z) 

Box
7
Folder

Politics – 19th century 

1

Politics – 20th century 

2

Postal Service 

3

States – Connecticut 

4

States – Delaware 

5

States – Georgia 

6

States – Kansas (ca. 1858) 

7

States – Massachusetts (1875, 1903) 

8

States – New Jersey 

9

States - New Jersey - Camden Civic Exposition 

10

States – New York 

11

States – Ohio (1840, 1877) 

12

States – Rhode Island 

13

Transportation – Bridges and Canals 

14

Transportation – Railroads, Ships, and Miscellaneous 

15

Washingtoniana 

16

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Large 

Oversize

Philadelphia – Miscellaneous 

1

Pennsylvania – Civil War 

2

Pennsylvania – Miscellaneous 

3

Pennsylvania – Temperance and religion 

4

United States – Lincolniana 

5

United States – Military 

6

United States – Miscellaneous 

7, 9

United States – Transportation 

8

United States - Woodrow Wilson 

10

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