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SFHL/FHL/PA. Photograph Collections

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SFHL/FHL/PA
Collections of still photographic types, including paper prints, cased photographs, glass plates, and slides. Historically, when processing a collection, FHL staff have often removed the photographs from the manuscript portion (e.g. RG4 organizational records or RG5 family or personal papers) and stored them as an associated PA photographs collection. FHL staff have also assembled alphabetical files by topic, such as the Meetinghouse Picture File.

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Palmer Family Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-087
Overview

The Palmer family was a Hicksite Quaker family who settled in Bucks County, PA, but who were also active in Delaware County, especially as several family members attended Swarthmore College. Dating from the 1880s to the 1890s, this collections consists of cabinet cards and cartes de visite that depict members of the Palmer family as well as family relatives or friends.

Dates: 1880s-1890s

Reproduction pictures used in exhibitions or book illustrations

 Sub-Group
Identifier: SFHL-PA-ILL
Overview

Reproductions of photographs, documents, and objects used as book illustrations or in exhibits. Most of the original photographs, documents, and objects are at FHL but some are from other repositories.

Dates: 1981 - 1998

Richardson-Yarnall family pictures

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-185
Overview

The collection contains photographs and other images of members of the Richardson and Yarnall families, Pennsylvania Quakers who lived in Philadelpia and Byberry, Pennsylvania. The families were united by the marriage in 1816 of Nathaniel Richardson and Hannah Yarnall of Byberry. Of special interest are the silhouettes of members of the Richardson and Yarnall families created in the Peale Museum, Philadelphia

Dates: 1806 - 1958

Scattergood Hostel and Scattergood Friends School photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-165
Overview

Scattergood Friends School opened in Iowa in 1890. The school closed during the Great Depression, and was repurposed during World War II as Scattergood Hostel to acclimate refugees from Europe. In 1944, it reopened as a school and remains open today. The bulk of this collection is photographs of Scattergood Refugee Hostel, but there are also photographs of pre-war and post-war Scattergood Friends School.

Dates: 1915 - 1953

Swayne Family Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-065
Overview

The Swayne family were Quakers of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Swayne family picture collection contains, albums, framed photographs, and loose photographs that date from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries and which contain a variety of different photograph types (tintypes, cabinet cards, color prints, etc.).

Dates: 1867 - 1966

Koozma J. Tarasoff photographs of visit to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-068
Overview

Koozma J. Tarasoff (born 1932) is a scholar of the Doukhobors, a Spiritual Christian religious group of Russian origin with a sizeable community in Canada. This collection consists of black and white photographs taken by Tarasoff on a trip to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in March 1983. He photographed Quaker Meeting Houses and schools and prominent Quakers including E. Raymond Wilson and Laurama Pixton.

Dates: 1983-03

Thomson-Eyre Family Albums

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-039
Overview

This collection consists of 5 photograph albums, dating from approximately 1860-1895, from Mary Sullivan Patterson, a Quaker historian and genealogist. The collection contains mostly of family member portaits.

Dates: 1860 - 1929

Truman-Underhill Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-074
Overview This collection consists of six photograph albums and other loose photographs, most dating from approximately 1860-1890, from the Truman and Underhill families, Philadelphia-area Quaker families with close ties to Swarthmore College and active in social concerns. In addition to the family members, prominent Quakers (some associated with the family, and some simply admired by them) and abolitionists and other social reformers are included in this collection. Some individuals of special...
Dates: 1819 - 1896; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1890

Grace Tower Warren photograph albums and diary as New York Yearly Meeting Secretary

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-159
Overview

Grace Tower Warren (later Sturge), served as Secretary for New York Yearly Meeting 1923-1926. These photographs document the meeting houses in New York and Warren's travel during her term as Secretary of NYYM. There is an accompanying diary of her travels.

Dates: 1923 - 1926

Photographs from the E. Raymond Wilson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-067
Overview E. Raymond Wilson (1896-1987), a Quaker peace lobbyist, helped found the Friends Committee on National Legislation in 1943 and served as its Executive Secretary until 1962. He also helped organize the Committee on Militarism in Education in 1925. From 1931 to 1943, he served as Field and Education Secretary of the Peace Section of the American Friends Service Committee. He was the author of two books. This collection of photographs contains family photographs, greeting cards, and newspaper...
Dates: 1930 - 1981