SFHL/FHL/PA. Photograph Collections
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) was an important figure in many of the reform movements in the middle and late nineteenth century. Like her father, Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), "Abby" Gibbons was an ardent abolitionist and dedicated to prison reform. This collection includes: a carte de visite album compiled by Abby Hopper Gibbons; a daguerreotype of Abby with her husband James and children; and photographs of her descendents, the Dunning family.
The Gibbons family were Quakers in the Chester County / Delaware County area. They were heavily involved in philanthropic work, donating funds for a Sunday School to Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, and founding the Gibbons Home. This collection is composed of Gibbons family images--portraits of individuals, travel photos, and prints/photos of residences, among others. Card photos, tintypes, a few loose color photographs, and others are found in this collection.