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James A. Babbitt photograph album

Identifier: HC.MC-975-06-002
This collection includes photographs from WWI Europe. Photographs include those taken on the ship to Europe, at a hospital in France, and at a number of battlefields throughout Europe. This volume includes graphic images of war casualties.


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).


0.16 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Biographical note

James A Babbitt (1869-?) was a Philadelphia area physician, chairman of the Central Board of Football officials, and a member of the Intercollegiate Football Rules Committee. Babbitt was born in Vermont, on October 22, 1869, to Mary F. Babbitt and James N. Babbitt. He married Marcella Stovall Hardwick, and the couple had three daughters: Mary E Babbitt (b. 1897), Helen A. Babbitt (b. 1900), and Mary A Babbitt (b. 1912). Babbitt received his B.A. at Yale, and his M.A. at Haverford College. Babbitt was a physician at the German Hospital, an assistant instructor in Otology at the University of Pennsylvania, a Laryngologist at the Children's Hospital, and a Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education at Haverford College. As part of his relief work in France during and after WWI, Babbitt lead 54 members of the American Friends Reconstruction Unit No.1, part of the Anglo-American Mission of Friends under the umbrella of the Red Cross. Babbitt died October 15, 1944, in Philadelphia , Pa.



Related Materials

James A. Babbitt scrapbooks MC.975.04.003

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
James A. Babbitt photograph album, undated
Kara Flynn
September 2015
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