Charles A. Quinn family albums

Collection 3476

(0.5 Linear feet ; 2 volumes)

Summary Information

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Creator - Creator
Quinn, Charles A.
Charles A. Quinn family albums
Date [inclusive]
0.5 Linear feet ; 2 volumes
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Newhouse
This collection was processed during the Digital Center for Americana Project Phase II, which was funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.
Mixed materials [Box]
Charles Quinn was an unusually talented and meticulous amateur photographer, as well as a competent painter. The photographs in this album provide an exceptionally rich look at the life of a Philadelphia family over the first two decades of the 20th century. Photos document Charles Quinn's courtship and marriage to Ann Weber, and the growth from infancy into young adulthood of their daughters Viola and Hilda. Quinn also decorated the pages of the albums with hand painted thematic images. There are numerous candid photos of leisure activities in Fairmount Park; Wildwood, New Jersey; and other Philadelphia area locales. All of the photos have captions and most pages include the year the photographs were taken. Although the photographs are in a single album, reserachers should be aware that they came to The Historical Society of Pennsylvania as two albums. Conservation staff combined the two albums into one after page numbers made it clear that this was the original arrangment of the photographs.

Preferred Citation note

Cite as: [Indicate cited item or series here], Charles A. Quinn family albums (Collection 3476), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The Historical Society of Pennsylvania July 2011

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of John McCurry.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Photographs.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Fairmount Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)--History--Pictorial works.
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--Pictorial works.


  • Architecture--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History.
  • Family life--Pennsylvania--19th century.
  • Family life--Pennsylvania--20th century.

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