Portraits & Miscellaneous Photographs
Scope and Contents
This collection includes photographs, prints, postcards, tintypes, albums, glass slides, lantern slides, daguerreotypes, cut silhouettes, and cased photographs of various subjects. These images are arranged alphabetically when possible and by subject. -Series I: Portraits of American Quakers -Series II: Portraits of British Quakers. -Series III: Images of Quaker groups, both of individuals in groups and of organizations. -Series IV: Images relating to Native American missions run by the Society of Friends. -Series V: Portraits of International Quakers -Series VI: General images of Quakers and Quaker dress. -Series VII: Portraits and images with non-Quaker subjects. -Series VIII: Images of Places; International span although they generally are of locations in the northeastern United States. -Series IX: Tintypes, an early type of photograph made on thin sheets of metal, which only include images of an unidentified Quaker woman -Series X: Miscellaneous and unidentified portraits, which are either unlabeled or include minimal background information to their subject. These are arranged alphabetically by location of the photographer, with entirely unlabeled portraits in a separate folder, and a folder for Civil War portraits. -Series XI: Oversized images, including place images, portraits, and Native American subjects; cut-out silhouettes of prominent Quakers. -Series XII: Photo albums, most of which were either owned by American Quakers, such as the Taylors, Greenes, and Copes, or contain photos of American Quaker families. -Series XIII: Glass slides; images of Haverford College and portraits of Quakers. -Series XIV: Lantern slides; images of Haverford College and portraits of Quakers; composed of daguerreotypes and cased photographs, largely consisting of portraits of American Quakers. Scopecontent
- Taylor family (Family)
The collection is open for research use.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
This collection contains an expansive range of subjects, with historical highlights including portraits of a wide variety of Quakers, Quaker Native American missions, the early years of Haverford College, and the rise of photography. Photography as a relatively cheap and accessible form of portraiture prompted a change in Quaker attitudes regarding portraiture, which previously was looked down on as a costly and time-consuming act of vanity. Instead of commissioning paintings or drawings of themselves, some Quakers would have their silhouettes outlined from a shadow casting. The ease and low cost of photography as opposed to painted portraits created a greater acceptance of portraiture in the Quaker community.
7.3 Linear Feet (23 boxes and 8 volumes)
This collection contains an expansive range of subjects, with historical highlights including portraits of a wide variety of Quakers, Quaker Native American missions, the early years of Haverford College, and the rise of photography.
These images are arranged alphabetically when possible and by subject.
Compiled by Haverford College librarians from various donations over many years.
Duplicates of images were removed.
Processed by Kavita Shroff & Natalia Gutierrez-Jones; completed July 2015.
- Portraits & Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
- Kavita Shroff & Natalia Gutierrez-Jones
- July, 2015
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