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Manuscript Group 219
PHILADELPHIA COMMERCIAL MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
[ca. 1840-1954]
12 cu. ft.


Photographic files of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum, which was founded in 1894 to promote American and foreign commerce and to collect information concerning the products of world trade. The name of the museum was changed in 1966 to the Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center. Photographic files, arranged by counties and by subjects, include these major categories: Pennsylvania scenes; Philadelphia scenes; American Indians; agriculture; educational institutions (Carlisle Indian School, Dickinson College, Swarthmore College, University of Pennsylvania, etc.); industry (airplane, aluminum, automobile, brick, cement, clothing, coal, electric, fur, gas, glass, iron and steel, lumber, mining, paper, petroleum, pottery, printing, radio, railroad, rubber, shipbuilding, street car, telephone, etc.); natural science (birds, fish, wild life, etc.; and transportation (air, canal, coach and wagon, mail, railroad, river, sailboat, steamship, etc.).



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