Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue Reference Library


Collection 3946

( Bulk, 1920-1945 ) circa 1900-1947
(3.25 Linear feet ; 7 boxes)

Summary Information

Repository
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Title
Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue Reference Library
ID
3946
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1920-1945
Date [inclusive]
circa 1900-1947
Extent
3.25 Linear feet ; 7 boxes
Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristina Wilson.
Sponsor
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Award # MA-31-14-0178-14.
Language
English
Language of Materials note
The collection is in English
Abstract
The Philadelphia Record, which was established in 1897 and closed in 1947, was for a time one of the leading newspapers in the United States. The  Philadelphia Record photograph morgue reference library is comprised of non-photographic reference material, c. 1900-1947, pertaining to select topics within the Subject series of the  Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue (Collection V07).

Preferred Citation note

Cite as: [Indicate cited item here], Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue Reference Library (Collection 3946), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Biographical/Historical note

Founded in 1877, the Philadelphia Record long held standing as one the Philadelphia area’s most esteemed newspapers. Initially owned by William Singerly, the paper was purchased by the locally prominent Wanamaker family in 1898 and then by newspaper magnate J. David Stern in 1928.

In the 1930s, competition stiffened between the Record and its primary morning competitor, the  Philadelphia Inquirer, and in 1947 the  Record went out of business, ultimately selling its assets to the  Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of approximately 700 folders containing non-photographic material related to certain subjects found in the Subject series of the Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue (Collection V07). It was created by the  Philadelphia Record newspaper, c. 1900-1947.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The Historical Society of Pennsylvania ; 2015.

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

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, 5 July 1951.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania also houses:

Collection V07, the Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue, tens of thousands of photographs pertaining to significant local, national and global events and personages, c. 1900-1947.

Collection 3344, the Philadelphia Record News Clippings Morgue (unprocessed), an estimated 300,000 clippings of numerous people, events and subjects used by the  Philadelphia Record, c. 1900-1947.

Collection 3944, Philadelphia Record World War II Casualty Cards, approximately 20,000 3x5 cards listing the soldier's name, rank, branch of service, status, and the war arena in which he served, c. 1944-1945.

Collection 3945, the Philadelphia Record WWII Servicemen Photographs, approximately 7,500 black and white photographs, c. 1943-1944.

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Collection Inventory

Box

Autos - Old Time to Maps - Philadelphia  

Subjects

Autos - Old Time

Chess - Franklin Chess Club

Cults - Amish

Dancing - Swiss Folklore Dancers

Delaware - Wilmington

Delaware River Bridge High Speed Line

German-American Bund

Liberty Bell

Maps - Fairmount Park

Maps - New Jersey - outline map

Maps - Pennsylvania

Maps - Pennsylvania - Chester County

Maps - Pennsylvania - Delaware County

Maps - Pennsylvania - historical maps

Maps - Pennsylvania - Montgomery County

Maps - Pennsylvania - outline map

Maps - Pennsylvania - Valley Forge

Maps - Philadelphia (1 of 2)

Maps - Philadelphia (2 of 2)

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Maps - Philadelphia - Air Raid Zones to Pennsylvania - Malvern - Corrigan Hall  

Subjects

Maps - Philadelphia - air raid zones

Maps - Philadelphia - street maps

Maryland - Baltimore - Ft. McHenry

Milk

Motor buses

Mummers

New Jersey - Elizabeth

New Jersey - Trenton

New Jersey - seashore

Oleomargarine

Pennsylvania - Allentown - St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Pennsylvania - Bloomsburg

Pennsylvania - Bristol

Pennsylvania - Bryn Mawr - Church of Our Lady of Good Council

Pennsylvania - Bryn Mawr - Hospital

Pennsylvania - Butler - Tuberculosis Sanatorium

Pennsylvania - Carlisle

Pennsylvania - churches - music

Pennsylvania - Cresson

Pennsylvania - Devon - St. David's Church

Pennsylvania - Easton

Pennsylvania - Ft. Mifflin

Pennsylvania - flag

Pennsylvania - Gettysburg

Pennsylvania - Glen Riddle

Pennsylvania - Hamburg - tuberculosis hospital

Pennsylvania - Harrisburg

Pennsylvania - Harrisburg - State Capitol [SEE ALSO Large Photo File]

Pennsylvania - Hershey

Pennsylvania - Hershey - Hershey Chocolate Corporation

Pennsylvania - Hershey Hotel

Pennsylvania - highways - super-highways - Harrisburg to Pittsburgh (1 of 2) [SEE ALSO Large Photo File]

Pennsylvania - highways - super-highways - Harrisburg to Pittsburgh (2 of 2) [SEE ALSO Large Photo File]

Pennsylvania - Johnstown - flood 1889

Pennsylvania - Lancaster [SEE ALSO Cults - Amish]

Pennsylvania - Malvern - Corrigan Hall

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Pennsylvania - Merion - Convent to Philadelphia - Buildings - Guarantee Trust Co.  

Subjects

Pennsylvania - Merion - convent

Pennsylvania - Merion - Cricket Club

Pennsylvania - National Guard - Aviation Corps

Pennsylvania - Norristown - airport

Pennsylvania - Norristown - Montgomery Hospital of Norristown

Pennsylvania - Oakbourne - Epileptic Hospital

Pennsylvania - parks

Pennsylvania - Pottsville

Pennsylvania - Valley Forge [SEE ALSO Large Photo File]

Pennsylvania - Valley Forge - Washington's Headquarters

Pennsylvania - Villanova

Pennsylvania - Wilkes-Barre

Pennsylvania - Willow Grove

Pennsylvania Railroad - maps

Pennsylvania Railroad - stations - 30th St.

Pennsylvania Railroad - stations - New York City

Philadelphia - airports

Philadelphia - airports - hangars

Philadelphia - airports - Northeast

Philadelphia - airports - Southwest Airport

Philadelphia - airports - 1936 - Davis, S. Wilson - formerly Hog Island Airport

Philadelphia - airports - 1941-1942 - Davis, S. Wilson - formerly Hog Island Airport

Philadelphia - Award

Philadelphia - banks - Beneficial Savings Fund

Philadelphia - banks - Commonwealth Title & Trust

Philadelphia - banks - Corn Exchange National Bank

Philadelphia - banks - Fourth Street National Bank

Philadelphia - banks - Franklin National Bank

Philadelphia - banks - Franklin Trust Co.

Philadelphia - banks - Girard National Bank

Philadelphia - banks - Girard Trust Co.

Philadelphia - banks - Philadelphia Savings Fund Society

Philadelphia - banks - Penn, William & Trust Co.

Philadelphia - bridges

Philadelphia - buildings

Philadelphia - buildings - Atwater Kent Museum

Philadelphia - buildings - Betsy Ross House

Philadelphia - buildings - Cannon Ball House

Philadelphia - buildings - City Hall

Philadelphia - buildings - Combs Conservatory of Music

Philadelphia - buildings - Congress Hall

Philadelphia - buildings - Convention Hall

Philadelphia - buildings - Convention Hall - interior

Philadelphia - buildings - Drexel, Mary home

Philadelphia - buildings - Drexel & Co. Building

Philadelphia - buildings - Eagles, Fraternal Order of building

Philadelphia - buildings - Franklin Institute

Philadelphia - buildings - Franklin Institute - Planetarium

Philadelphia - buildings - Girard, Stephen Building

Philadelphia - buildings - Guarantee Trust Co.

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Philadelphia - Buildings - Independence Hall to Philadelphia - Housing - Tenements  

Subjects

Philadelphia - buildings - Independence Hall

Philadelphia - buildings - Manufacturers & Bankers Club [SEE ALSO U.S. - Army - Ordnance Dept. - Philadelphia]

Philadelphia - buildings - Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Philadelphia - buildings - Pennsbury

Philadelphia - buildings - Pennsylvania Building

Philadelphia - buildings - Phipps, Henry Institute

Philadelphia - buildings - Stock Exchange

Philadelphia - buildings - Terminal Commerce Building

Philadelphia - buildings - U.S. Custom House - old building

Philadelphia - buildings - U.S. Custom House - new building

Philadelphia - buildings - Witherspoon Building

Philadelphia - buildings - YMCA Building

Philadelphia - cemeteries - Laurel Hill

Philadelphia - cemeteries - Woodland Cemetery

Philadelphia - churches - Christ Church [SEE ALSO Phila. - Churches - X size envelope]

Philadelphia - churches - Church of the Advent

Philadelphia - churches - Church of the Gesu [SEE ALSO Iron Fences]

Philadelphia - churches - Church of the Nativity

Philadelphia - churches - Church of the Visitation

Philadelphia - churches - Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

Philadelphia - churches - First Mennonite Church

Philadelphia - churches - First Presbyterian Church of Kensington

Philadelphia - churches - Holy Child Roman Catholic Church

Philadelphia - churches - Hope Presbyterian Church

Philadelphia - churches - Old Swedes Church [SEE ALSO Phila. - Churches - X size envelope; Penna. Society of Mayflower Descendants]

Philadelphia - churches - Quaker Meeting House - Frankford

Philadelphia - churches - St. Agatha's Catholic Church

Philadelphia - churches - St. Charles Church

Philadelphia - churches - St. Edward's Church

Philadelphia - churches - St. Francis Church

Philadelphia - churches - St. George's Methodist Church

Philadelphia - churches - St. James of Kingsessing

Philadelphia - churches - St. James Roman Catholic Church

Philadelphia - churches - St. John the Baptist Church - Manayunk

Philadelphia - churches - St. Luke & the Epiphany Protestant Episcopal Church

Philadelphia - churches - St. Peter's Church

Philadelphia - churches - Second Mennonite Church

Philadelphia - churches - Seventh Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Philadelphia - churches - Summerfield Methodist Episcopal Church

Philadelphia - churches - Temple Keneseth Israel

Philadelphia - churches - Trinity Reformed Church

Philadelphia - churches - Whittaker Memorial Church

Philadelphia - corporations - A & P

Philadelphia - corporations - Baldwin Locomotive

Philadelphia - corporations - Bell Telephone Co.

Philadelphia - corporations - Curtis Publishing Co.

Philadelphia - corporations - old time

Philadelphia - corporations - Philadelphia Gas Works

Philadelphia - corporations - RCA

Philadelphia - corporations - Riegel, Jacob & Co.

Philadelphia - corporations - SKF

Philadelphia - Frankford

Philadelphia - Frankford Arsenal

Philadelphia - garbage disposal plant

Philadelphia - Hog Island

Philadelphia - hospitals - Episcopal Hospital - proposed

Philadelphia - hospitals - Frankford Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Germantown Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Hahnemann Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Irish Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Jefferson Hospital - Medical College

Philadelphia - hospitals - Jewish Hospital & Maternity Hospital - 5th & Spruce St.

Philadelphia - hospitals - map

Philadelphia - hospitals - Methodist Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Misericordia Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Mt. Sinai Hospital [SEE ALSO Babies - Mt. Sinai Hospital]

Philadelphia - hospitals - Naval Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Osteopathic Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Pennsylvania Hospital for Mental & Nervous Diseases [SEE ALSO Iron Fences]

Philadelphia - hospitals - Pennsylvania Lying-In Hospital - 8th & Spruce

Philadelphia - hospitals - Philadelphia General Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Presbyterian Hospital [SEE ALSO Red Cross - Nurse's Aides]

Philadelphia - hospitals - St. Agnes Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - University Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Wills Eye Hospital

Philadelphia - hospitals - Women's Hospital - Preston & Parrish Sts.

Philadelphia - hospitals - Women's Medical College & Hospital - Henry Ave. [SEE ALSO Babies - Sleeping]

Philadelphia - hotels - Drake Hotel

Philadelphia - hotels - Robert Morris Hotel

Philadelphia - hotels - Warburton House

Philadelphia - hotels - Warwick Hotel

Philadelphia - housing - Philadelphians at home

Philadelphia - housing - tenements - collapse of buildings [SEE ALSO Phila. - Buildings - X-size envelope]

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Philadelphia - Institutions to Philadelphia - Stores - Snellenberger's  

Subjects

Philadelphia - institutions

Philadelphia - institutions - Forrest Home

Philadelphia - institutions - Friends Asylum

Philadelphia - institutions - Jewish Consumptive Institute

Philadelphia - institutions - Jewish Foster Home

Philadelphia - institutions - Methodist Episcopal Home for the Aged

Philadelphia - institutions - shelter for homeless

Philadelphia - Kensington [SEE ALSO Riots - Philadelphia - Native American or Know Nothing 1841]

Philadelphia - libraries - 18th & The Parkway

Philadelphia - libraries - Free Library branches

Philadelphia - Mint

Philadelphia - Navy Yard

Philadelphia - Navy Yard - aircraft factory

Philadelphia - old views

Philadelphia - on parade 1935-1936

Philadelphia - organizations - American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia - organizations - American Rescue Workers

Philadelphia - organizations - Big Brothers Association

Philadelphia - organizations - Contemporary Club

Philadelphia - organizations - Engineers Club

Philadelphia - organizations - Fishing Club of State in Schuylkill

Philadelphia - organizations - Graphic Sketch Club

Philadelphia - organizations - Jewish Charities

Philadelphia - organizations - Manufacturer's Club

Philadelphia - organizations - Mother's Helpers

Philadelphia - organizations - Neighborhood Center

Philadelphia - organizations - Philadelphia Club

Philadelphia - organizations - Poor Richard Club

Philadelphia - organizations - Tammany Hall

Philadelphia - organizations - Union League [SEE ALSO Large Photo File]

Philadelphia - panorama

Philadelphia - parks & squares

Philadelphia - parks & squares - Fairmount Park

Philadelphia - parks & squares - Fairmount Park - colonial houses

Philadelphia - parks & squares - Fairmount Park - Horticultural Hall

Philadelphia - parks & squares - Fairmount Park - Memorial Hall

Philadelphia - parks & squares - Mount Pleasant Mansion

Philadelphia - parks & squares - Fairmount Park - Robin Hood Dell

Philadelphia - parks & squares - Woodford Mansion

Philadelphia - parks & squares - League Island - golf course

Philadelphia - parks & squares - League Island Park

Philadelphia - parks & squares - Reyburn Plaza

Philadelphia - police - stations

Philadelphia - Post Office - 9th & Market - old one

Philadelphia - Post Office - 30th & Market

Philadelphia - Post Office - branches

Philadelphia Real Estate Board

Philadelphia - registration 1939-1940

Philadelphia - Registration Commission

Philadelphia - residences

Philadelphia - residences - Morris House - 5442 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia - residences - Penn, Hannah House

Philadelphia - residences - Wistar, Caspar

Philadelphia - restaurants - Kugler's Restaurant

Philadelphia - scenes

Philadelphia - Sesqui-Centennial 1926

Philadelphia - settlement of - 300th anniversary 1937-1938

Philadelphia - society - Junior Bal Masque

Philadelphia - stadium [SEE ALSO Large Photo File]

Philadelphia - stores - Frankford Grocers Association

Philadelphia - stores - Gimbel Bros. [SEE ALSO U.S. - Finances - Defense Bonds - Retailers for Victory]

Philadelphia - stores - Snellenberger's [SEE ALSO U.S. - Finances - Defense Bonds - Retailers for Victory]

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Philadelphia - Stores - Strawbridge & Clothier to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  

Subjects

Philadelphia - stores - Strawbridge & Clothier [SEE ALSO U.S. - Finances - Defense Bonds - Retailers for Victory]

Philadelphia - stores - Tryon, Edward K. Co.

Philadelphia - stores - Wanamaker's [SEE ALSO U.S. - Finances - Defense Bonds - Retailers for Victory]

Philadelphia - stores - Wanamaker's - bell

Philadelphia - taxes - sales tax

Philadelphia - streets - Delaware Ave.

Philadelphia - streets - High Street

Philadelphia - streets - old views

Philadelphia - streets - Parkway [SEE ALSO Rationing - Gasoline - Philadelphia]

Philadelphia - streets - Queen Street

Philadelphia - theatres

Philadelphia - theatres - Academy of Music [SEE ALSO Philadelphia - X-size envelope; Operas - Philadelphia 1942]

Philadelphia - theatres - Arch St.

Philadelphia - theatres - Shubert Theatre

Philadelphia - theatres - Walnut Street

Philadelphia - transit - City Hall concourses

Philadelphia - transit - subway - El - Broad Street - cars (map)

Philadelphia - Union Refreshment Saloon

Philadelphia - water

Philadelphia - waterfront [SEE ALSO War - World War - 2D - Ships Interned - Philadelphia 1941]

Philadelphia - waterfront - old views

Philadelphia - Zoo - tigers

Pittsburgh University - stadium

PWA - Pennsylvania - projects - Save Water campaign

Railroads - locomotives - old timers

Republican National Conventions - 1800s

Schools - Beaver College

Schools - Carnegie Institute of Technology [SEE ALSO Pamphlet File; Mt. Wilson Observatory]

Schools - Bryn Mawr College - buildings

Schools - Bryn Mawr College - hockey team

Schools - Central High School

Schools - College of Physicians

Schools - Divinity School

Schools - Dobbins Vocational School

Schools - Forrest Combined Grammar & Primary School

Schools - Germantown Academy

Schools - Gettysburg College

Schools - Girard College [SEE ALSO Large Photo File - Bombs - Incendiary]

Schools - Haverford College

Schools - Lincoln University

Schools - National Farm School

Schools - Peirce School

Schools - Penn Charter School

Schools - Penn, William High School for Girls

Schools - Pennsylvania Institution for Instruction of the Blind

Schools - Pennsylvania Institute for the Deaf

Schools - Pennsylvania - University of

Schools - Pennsylvania - University of - boathouse

Schools - Pennsylvania - University of - buildings

Schools - Pennsylvania - University of - Dental School

Schools - Pennsylvania - University of - dormitories

Schools - Pennsylvania - University of - Morris Arboreteum

Schools - Pennsylvania - University of - museum

Schools - Pennsylvania - University of - museum expeditions

Schools - Pennsylvania - University of - Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

Schools - Philadelphia Normal School for Girls

Schools - Sharswood, George School

Schools - Southern Manual Training School

Schools - Villanova - buildings

Schools - Widener, H. Josephine Grammar & Primary School

Schools - Widener, Joseph E. Junior High School

Schools - Willard, Frances E. School

Schools - Woodland Ave. Primary School

Schuylkill River - bridges - University Ave. Bridge

Schuylkill River - pollution

Snakes - Philadelphia region

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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Strikes to Woodchucks  

Subjects

Strikes - Philadelphia - West Point Knitting Mill

Tapestry

Teletypesetter

Transportation [SEE ALSO Millman, Wade for Horse & Carriage]

Traffic - night

Umbrellas & parasols

United Campaign 1941

U.S. Constitution - Sesquicentennial Celebration - Philadelphia 1937

U.S. Marines

U.S. Navy - battles - historic

U.S. Post Office - zones - Philadelphia

Voting machines - Philadelphia

War - Civil War [SEE ALSO Library Shelves 920 L - Sandberg, Carl - Lincoln, Abraham War Years]

War - Civil War - Battle of Antietam

War - Civil War - battles - Monitor & Merrimac

War - Civil War - veterans

War - Revolutionary War

War - Texas Independence - battles - Alamo

Wars - War of 1812

WFIL - NBC Basic Blue Network

Woodchucks

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