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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


MG-413

JOHN W. ROSHON PHOTOGRAPHS

Series Descriptions



Photographs,
1888-1904.
(12 folders)

{series #413m.1} [Holdings]

Grouped by subject, and thereunder arranged numerically by photograph number.

This series forms the bulk of the collection. It documents John W. Roshon's work as a photographer in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Data found on labeled photographs includes date, location and occasionally the names of individuals in the pictures. Most of photographs are portraits of unidentified people. The labeled photographs include portraits of John's daughter Dorinda Roshon, his wife Mary E. Roshon, and her parents John and Dorinda Feehrer.

Material on Photographers,
1904-1955.
(1 folder)

{series #413m.2} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Included in this folder are newspaper articles on John W. Roshon and other photographers, relating to the selling of nude photographs at the turn of the century. Also found is the eighth annual convention booklet of the Photographer's Association of Pennsylvania, 1904, which contains the program's schedule, and information on exhibits, Roshon's works, and the art of photography.

Roshon Family Items,
1866-1926.
(2 folders)

{series #413m.3} [Holdings]

Arranged variously.

Documents relating to the Roshon Family, including letters written by Dorinda, Dorinda's school reports, David Feehrer's will, John and Mary's wedding invitations, papers on Christian S. Roshon's experience as a soldier in the United States Army during the Civil War, family burial cards and Roshon family pension papers.


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