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Howard Pusey lantern slides

circa 1884-1909, 10 linear feet

09

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the The Historical and Interpretive Collections of The Franklin Institute. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
The Historical and Interpretive Collections of The Franklin Institute
Creator:
Pusey, Howard
Title:
Howard Pusey lantern slides
Date:
circa 1884-1909
Call Number:
09
Extent:
10 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Howard Pusey lantern slides, circa 1884-1909, consist of over six hundred images depicting various locations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, Europe, and the Middle East. The images are primarily of scenery, buildings, and sculpture, but there are some portraits and other images featuring people.
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Biography/History

Howard and Mary Pusey are associated with the collection. Their relationship to each other is unknown. A Howard Pusey is listed as being a member of the Philadelphia Amateur Photographic Club in 1888. It is unknown if this is the same Howard Pusey that is associated with this collection.

The Howard Pusey associated with this collection could be Howard Pusey (1850-1924), son of Jacob Mendehall Pusey (1822-1889) and Elizabeth Phillips (1921-1909) from New Castle County, Delaware. Howard was the private secretary to Clement A. Griscom of the firm Peter Wright & Company. Griscom later became president of the International Navigation Company, which in 1902 was able to acquire several new shipping and passenger lines with the financial backing of J. P. Morgan. These acquisitions gave the International Navigation Company control of twenty percent of the total shipping on the Atlantic Ocean and one-third of the the passenger business. Howard Pusey had homes in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Swarthmore, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; and Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Howard married Rosalie Sickels (1858-1932) and they had three childern, two of whom lived into adulthood: Mary Sickels Pusey (1890-1974) and Howard Carroll Pusey (1894-1934).

Scope and Contents

Howard Pusey lantern slides, circa 1884-1909, consist of over six hundred images depicting various locations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, Europe, and the Middle East. The images are primarily of scenery, buildings, and sculpture, but there are some portraits and other images featuring people. Each slide measures 3.25" x 4". A partial inventory is available on-site.

Pennsylvania locations depicted include Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Delaware County, Chester County, and other nearby areas. Other United States locations depicted include California, Delaware, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Savannah (Georgia), Washington, and a few national parks, including Yellowstone National Park.

European and Asian locations depicted include England, Wales, Scotland, Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, and other locations.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

The Historical and Interpretive Collections of The Franklin Institute

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Sarah Leu and Anastasia Matijkiw through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

Contact The Historical and Interpretive Collections of The Franklin Institute for information about accessing this collection.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2014-2016 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact The Historical and Interpretive Collections of The Franklin Institute directly for more information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Pusey, Howard
Subject(s)
  • Travel

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