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Joseph M. Downing photograph album

Identifier: HCS-003-042
This album contains 22 photogaphs. It starts with photographs of the Haverford College class of 1865, a group photo and individual portraits of the students with their names written in pencil. These students are: John Richardson Bringhurst, Edward Taylor Brown, James Anthony Chase, David Holder Nichols, Henry Williams Sharpless, George Smith Jr., Robery Barney Taber, Allen Clapp Thomas, Benjamin Augustus Vail, and Caleb Cresson Wistar (the other member of their class, Arthur Haviland, according to the catalog of Haverford matriculates in 1922, is not pictured in the group photograph or in the portraits). Then there are portraits of infants and women without names, an image of Haverford college, a group of men carrying guns, and a painting with farm animals in it.


  • 1865


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

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


.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Miller Downing entered Haverford in 1861 and graduated in 1865. He was born in West Whiteland, PA in 1846. He was a iron manufacturer. In 1880 he married Hannah Pennock Steele, of Coatesville, PA. They had two children, T.S. Downing and G.V. Downing. Downing died in Elsmere, DE in 1915.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo, completed May, 2018.
Joseph M. Downing photograph album
Madison Arnold-Scerbo
May, 2018
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