MG-218. PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTIONS, [ca. 1853-ongoing].

Collections of photographs, generally arranged by counties, pertaining to Pennsylvania’s forges and furnaces, iron and steel companies, coal and other mines, gristmills, sawmills, covered bridges, transportation systems (canals, roads and turnpikes, railroads, etc.), and county courthouses. The collections also hold photographs of or pertaining to Pennsylvania’s capital buildings, military history, governors and other political leaders, political campaigns and elections, and the Commonwealth’s civic, religious, and business leaders. Photograph #36 in the Political sub-group depicting members of the state senate in the Senate Chamber at the end of World War II (approximately April or May 1945) includes a few African American men.

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