Skip to main content

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 135 Collections and/or Records:

A. Keith and Ruth Smiley slides

 Collection — Othertype PA-161
Identifier: SFHL-PA-161

A. Keith and Ruth Smiley were Quakers active in the Mohonk area. This collection consists of slides they took on their travels to England, Africa, and other sites.

Dates: 1952 - 1976

American Friends Service Committee lantern slides of World War I relief work

 Collection — Othertype PA-AFSC
Identifier: SFHL-PA-AFSC
Overview English and American Quakers were involved in relief efforts in Europe during and after WWI. These efforts were begun by English Quakers of London Yearly Meeting, and later joined by the American Friends Service Committee. They expanded the scope of their aid from France to also include Russia, Serbia, Poland, Austria, and Germany. The lantern slides in this collection were taken during these relief efforts and, along with lecture notes, sent back home to Friends groups who would use the...
Dates: 1914 - 1922

American Friends Service Committee photographs

 Collection — Othertype PA-211
Identifier: SFHL-PA-211

This collection consists of miscellaneous photographs, collected over time from various sources, documenting the American Friends Service Committee and its projects. Post-World War I and post-World War II and Vietnam War relief work are well documented, and there are also photographs of AFSC work in the United States, Africa, other parts of Asia, and the Middle East.

Dates: circa 1918-1975

Arch Street Meeting House renovations photographs

 Collection — Othertype PA-132
Identifier: SFHL-PA-132

The Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was designed by Owen Biddle Jr. in 1803 in the Georgian style. It was completed in 1811. This collection contains photographs and negatives from renovations undertaken in 1990-1992 of the roof of the meetinghouse.

Dates: 1990 - 1992

Ella Kent Barnard photograph collection for "Maulsby Genealogy"

 Collection — Othertype PA-020
Identifier: SFHL-PA-020
Overview Ella Kent Barnard was born in 1853, the only daughter of Mary Anna Kent and John Barnard. She was a Quaker and the author of three books: Daniel Kent, Emigrant, The Maulsby Genealogy, and Dorothy Payne, Quakeress. The Maulsby family were Pennsylvania Quakers, based at least for a time in Plymouth. This collection contains pictures related to The Maulsby Genealogy, along with pictures of...
Dates: 1909

William Baxter family photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-144

William Baxter (1824-1886) was a Philadelphia Quaker wool merchant who later settled in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. He was active in social reform, particularly in the temperance movement. This collection contains Baxter family pictures, in the form of albums and loose photographs.

Dates: 1840 - 1942

Frances Bradshaw Blanshard photographs

 Collection — Othertype PA-170
Identifier: SFHL-PA-170

Frances Bradshaw Blanshard attended Smith College and later became dean of women at Swarthmore College. She also had ties to Yale University, where her husband (Brand Blanshard) was a philosophy professor. This collection largely consists of portraits of Frances Blanshard, with some photographs of family members.

Dates: 1891 - 1925

Brooks family photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-129
Overview Involved in this collection are Morgan Brooks (1861-1947), a professor of engineering, and his wife, Frona Marie (Brooks) Brooks (1861-1947). One of their children, Charles Franklin Brooks (1891-1958), became a member of the Society of Friends shortly after marrying Eleanor M. Stabler (1892-1986) in 1914. Their daughter, Barbara Brooks (1922-2007), married Edward H. Kerner, and she was active in Quaker concerns, particularly peace. This collection contains loose photgraphs, albums, and...
Dates: 1790 - 1992

Richard Cadbury photograph albums

Identifier: SFHL-PA-183

The collection contains six photo albums compiled by Richard Cadbury (1885-1966), a Quaker social worker who volunteered for relief work in Poland, 1921-1922.

Dates: 1911 - 1957

Friends Historical Library cased photographs collection

 Collection — Othertype PA-107
Identifier: SFHL-PA-107

This collection consists of miscellaneous cased photographs - primarily daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, with some other formats - collected at various times from various sources by the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Many were acquired as parts of manuscript collections of family papers.

Dates: approximately 1840-1870