Source: Elihu A. White Papers, #14.11.a (P-14/6) Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: This photograph of Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia dates from the 1870s. It’s name derives from the fact that it was originally built in 1770-1773 to serve as a meeting hall for the Carpenters’ Companies of the City and County of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest [...]
Month: April, 2012
Source: John B. Green Collection #380.2.b Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: Seen in the photograph above are four, unnamed, concrete-hulled river steamers at the Newport Shipping Corporation shipyard, in New Bern, North Carolina. They are obviously incomplete and unnamed. Built to solve the desperate shortage of steel for shipping during World War I, they were [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, Manuscript Collection #741 Staff Person: Maury York Description: A family works together in 1957 to maintain the appearance of the yard of their home in the College View neighborhood.
4 April 2012 Source: Special Collections Reference Collection PG2689 .U56 1943 Staff Person: Ralph Scott Description: This restricted World War II publication by the War Department “contains the Russian words and expressions you are most likely to need.” It was designed for use by Allied service personnel serving in the Soviet Union. The book contains [...]