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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
19th century
Creator:
McQue, Elizabeth
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Elizabeth McQue lantern slide collection, 19th century, consists of ten lantern slides of North Frankford Baptist Church and fifty lantern slides showing national patriotic/historical images. (View full finding aid.)
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Elizabeth McQue lantern slide collection
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McQue, Elizabeth
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HSF.19
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2.5 linear feet
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19th century
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Elizabeth McQue lantern slide collection, 19th century, consists of ten lantern slides of North Frankford Baptist Church and fifty lantern slides showing national patriotic/historical images.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1932-1950
Creator:
Drake, Ellwood L., 1873-1962
Extent: 3 linear feet
Dr. Ellwood L. Drake (1873-1962) was a physician in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. The Elwood L. Drake scrapbooks, 1932-1950, consist of scrapbooks that document the social and professional activities of Ellwood Drake and contain ephemera such as greeting cards, programs, ticket stubs, menus, and business cards, as well as letters and newspaper clippings that mention events he attended. Several pages in the scrapbooks have annotations by Drake. (View full finding aid.)
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Ellwood L. Drake scrapbooks
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Drake, Ellwood L., 1873-1962
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HSF.25
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3 linear feet
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1932-1950
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Dr. Ellwood L. Drake (1873-1962) was a physician in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. The Elwood L. Drake scrapbooks, 1932-1950, consist of scrapbooks that document the social and professional activities of Ellwood Drake and contain ephemera such as greeting cards, programs, ticket stubs, menus, and business cards, as well as letters and newspaper clippings that mention events he attended. Several pages in the scrapbooks have annotations by Drake.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1992-2009
Creator:
Frankford Group Ministry (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Extent: 5 linear feet
Active from the late 1970s to 2009, the Frankford Group Ministry (FGM) was a community-based urban ministry of four United Methodist Churches working cooperatively to improve the quality of life for the community of Frankford, a neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Frankford Ministry Group records, 1992-2009, consist of financial and administrative records, ephemera, photographs, and research materials produced by the Frankford Ministry Group. (View full finding aid.)
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Frankford Group Ministry records
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Frankford Group Ministry (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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HSF.27
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5 linear feet
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1992-2009
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Active from the late 1970s to 2009, the Frankford Group Ministry (FGM) was a community-based urban ministry of four United Methodist Churches working cooperatively to improve the quality of life for the community of Frankford, a neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Frankford Ministry Group records, 1992-2009, consist of financial and administrative records, ephemera, photographs, and research materials produced by the Frankford Ministry Group.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1910-1971
(Bulk: 1910-1930)
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Frankford High School (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Extent: 5 linear feet
Frankford High School is a public high school in the School District of Philadelphia, serving the neighborhoods of Bridesburg and Frankford in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Frankford High School was established in 1910 as the Northeast branch of Central High School, known as Central High School North. In 1916, the school relocated from a neighborhood farmhouse to a building at the corner of Oxford Avenue and Wakeling Street. As of 2015, Frankford High School remains located at the corner of Oxford Avenue and Wakeling Street and continues its mission "to provide all students with the academic, technological, and social skills needed to be productive and contributing members in our society." The Frankford High School published and printed matter, 1910-1971 (bulk 1910-1930), consists primarily of issues of The Pioneer, Frankford High School's student publication, as well as other materials published by the school such as histories, yearbooks, and graduation booklets. There is also one class reunion scrapbook. (View full finding aid.)
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Frankford High School published and printed matter
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Frankford High School (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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HSF.23
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5 linear feet
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1910-1971
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1910-1930
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Frankford High School is a public high school in the School District of Philadelphia, serving the neighborhoods of Bridesburg and Frankford in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Frankford High School was established in 1910 as the Northeast branch of Central High School, known as Central High School North. In 1916, the school relocated from a neighborhood farmhouse to a building at the corner of Oxford Avenue and Wakeling Street. As of 2015, Frankford High School remains located at the corner of Oxford Avenue and Wakeling Street and continues its mission "to provide all students with the academic, technological, and social skills needed to be productive and contributing members in our society." The Frankford High School published and printed matter, 1910-1971 (bulk 1910-1930), consists primarily of issues of The Pioneer, Frankford High School's student publication, as well as other materials published by the school such as histories, yearbooks, and graduation booklets. There is also one class reunion scrapbook.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
circa 1918-1990s
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Frankford Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Frankford Hospital was chartered in 1903 by doctors Joseph Ball and Charles P. Brady to serve as a community hospital in the Frankford area of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The hospital grew quickly, expanding to meet the needs of neighborhoods in Northeast Philadelphia through the additions of a maternity wing, a modern emergency room, expanded laboratory facilities, and two additional locations in Torresdale and Bucks County. In 2009, Frankford Hospital changed its name to Aria Health to better reflect its expanded, regional services in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County. As of 2015, Aria Health is the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County. The Frankford Hospital records, circa 1918-1990s, consist primarily of photographs, but also contain letters and memos, annual reports, and various other materials relating to Frankford Hospital. (View full finding aid.)
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Frankford Hospital records
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Frankford Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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HSF.30
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2.5 linear feet
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circa 1918-1990s
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Frankford Hospital was chartered in 1903 by doctors Joseph Ball and Charles P. Brady to serve as a community hospital in the Frankford area of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The hospital grew quickly, expanding to meet the needs of neighborhoods in Northeast Philadelphia through the additions of a maternity wing, a modern emergency room, expanded laboratory facilities, and two additional locations in Torresdale and Bucks County. In 2009, Frankford Hospital changed its name to Aria Health to better reflect its expanded, regional services in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County. As of 2015, Aria Health is the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County. The Frankford Hospital records, circa 1918-1990s, consist primarily of photographs, but also contain letters and memos, annual reports, and various other materials relating to Frankford Hospital.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1865-2005
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Globe Dye Works (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 17 linear feet ((12 boxes and various oversize items))
Globe Dye Works, established in 1865 by Richard Greenwood and William Bault, was a textile dying plant located in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania specializing in the bleaching and dying of yard and thread. The plant was owned and operated by the Greenwood family until its closure in 2005. The Globe Dye Works records, 1865-2005, consist of financial and administrative records, employee records, board and stockholder meeting minutes, maps, scrapbooks, photographs, photograph albums, property documents relating to the ownership and sales of the Globe Dye Works and Greenwood family properties, and other materials. (View full finding aid.)
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Globe Dye Works records
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Globe Dye Works (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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HSF.07
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17 linear feet ((12 boxes and various oversize items))
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1865-2005
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Globe Dye Works, established in 1865 by Richard Greenwood and William Bault, was a textile dying plant located in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania specializing in the bleaching and dying of yard and thread. The plant was owned and operated by the Greenwood family until its closure in 2005. The Globe Dye Works records, 1865-2005, consist of financial and administrative records, employee records, board and stockholder meeting minutes, maps, scrapbooks, photographs, photograph albums, property documents relating to the ownership and sales of the Globe Dye Works and Greenwood family properties, and other materials.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1923-1978
Creator:
Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Extent: 4 linear feet
The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce was established as the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia, PA in 1922 as a private business organization dedicated to the success of the community and the free enterprise system. As of 2015, the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce aims to bring small and large businesses together to network, develop, and improve business relations. The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce newsletters, 1923-1978, consist of several hundred issues of the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce newsletter. (View full finding aid.)
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Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce newsletters
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Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
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HSF.24
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4 linear feet
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1923-1978
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The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce was established as the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia, PA in 1922 as a private business organization dedicated to the success of the community and the free enterprise system. As of 2015, the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce aims to bring small and large businesses together to network, develop, and improve business relations. The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce newsletters, 1923-1978, consist of several hundred issues of the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce newsletter.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
circa 1875-1925
Creator:
Hallowell, Guernsey, 1867-1944
Extent: 4.5 linear feet
Guernsey A. Hallowell (1867-1944) was a local businessman and historian in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hallowell was active in the Historical Society of Frankford, and wrote Frankford: Direction of a Greater Philadelphia with Thomas Creighton. The Guernsey Hallowell photograph collection, circa 1875-1925, consists of 260 photographs, primarily of Frankford, Bridesburg, Holmesburg, and other Northeast Philadelphia area buildings, landscapes, and street scenes. (View full finding aid.)
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Guernsey Hallowell photograph collection
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Hallowell, Guernsey, 1867-1944
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HSF.36
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4.5 linear feet
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circa 1875-1925
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Guernsey A. Hallowell (1867-1944) was a local businessman and historian in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hallowell was active in the Historical Society of Frankford, and wrote Frankford: Direction of a Greater Philadelphia with Thomas Creighton. The Guernsey Hallowell photograph collection, circa 1875-1925, consists of 260 photographs, primarily of Frankford, Bridesburg, Holmesburg, and other Northeast Philadelphia area buildings, landscapes, and street scenes.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1831-1886
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 5.5 linear feet
The first building and loan in the United States, Oxford Provident Building Association, was established in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1831. After its termination in 1841, the Second Oxford Provident Building Association was formed, followed by the Third Oxford Provident which dissolved in 1869. The Franklin Building Association, Washington Building Association, Jackson Building Association, and Decatur Building association also operated in Frankford around the same time. The Historical Society of Frankford building association records, 1831-1886, consist of forty-eight volumes of meeting minutes and financial records of several institutions in the Frankford community. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford building associations records collection
creator
Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.17
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5.5 linear feet
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1831-1886
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The first building and loan in the United States, Oxford Provident Building Association, was established in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1831. After its termination in 1841, the Second Oxford Provident Building Association was formed, followed by the Third Oxford Provident which dissolved in 1869. The Franklin Building Association, Washington Building Association, Jackson Building Association, and Decatur Building association also operated in Frankford around the same time. The Historical Society of Frankford building association records, 1831-1886, consist of forty-eight volumes of meeting minutes and financial records of several institutions in the Frankford community.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
circa 1850s-1920s
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 0.875 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford cabinet card collection, circa 1850s-1920s, consists of 142 mid-19th century to early 20th century portrait photographs of individuals and small groups of people. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford cabinet card collection
creator
Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.33
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0.875 linear feet
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circa 1850s-1920s
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford cabinet card collection, circa 1850s-1920s, consists of 142 mid-19th century to early 20th century portrait photographs of individuals and small groups of people.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
circa 1900-2015
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 1.33 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford collection on Northeast Philadelphia churches, circa 1900-2015, consists of materials relating to various churches in the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia, as well as in the surrounding areas of Northeast Philadelphia. There are printed materials as well as other secondary-source documents that include church histories, service programs, by-laws, flyers, directories, letterhead, newspaper clippings, photocopies of photographs, materials from church anniversaries, and other materials. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford collection on Northeast Philadelphia churches
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.29
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1.33 linear feet
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circa 1900-2015
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford collection on Northeast Philadelphia churches, circa 1900-2015, consists of materials relating to various churches in the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia, as well as in the surrounding areas of Northeast Philadelphia. There are printed materials as well as other secondary-source documents that include church histories, service programs, by-laws, flyers, directories, letterhead, newspaper clippings, photocopies of photographs, materials from church anniversaries, and other materials.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1825-1925
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 2 linear feet
Public schools began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1818. With the Philadelphia City/County Consolidation of 1854, the city was divided into wards and each ward constituted a separate school district section, with its own local board of directors. Northeast Philadelphia wards that constituted individual school district sections included the 23rd, 35th, and 41st. The Reorganization Act of 1905 took most of the administrative power away from the local section boards and gave it to the central Philadelphia Board of Education. The Historical Society of Frankford collection on Northeast Philadelphia schools, 1825-1925, consists of Board of Directors of Public School minutes for the 23rd section and a small number of records from public schools in Northeast Philadelphia. Records include minute books, attendance and enrollment books, and report and examination books. There is also a small selection of newsletters. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford collection on Northeast Philadelphia schools
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.22
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2 linear feet
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1825-1925
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Public schools began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1818. With the Philadelphia City/County Consolidation of 1854, the city was divided into wards and each ward constituted a separate school district section, with its own local board of directors. Northeast Philadelphia wards that constituted individual school district sections included the 23rd, 35th, and 41st. The Reorganization Act of 1905 took most of the administrative power away from the local section boards and gave it to the central Philadelphia Board of Education. The Historical Society of Frankford collection on Northeast Philadelphia schools, 1825-1925, consists of Board of Directors of Public School minutes for the 23rd section and a small number of records from public schools in Northeast Philadelphia. Records include minute books, attendance and enrollment books, and report and examination books. There is also a small selection of newsletters.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1923-1931
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 2 linear feet
The Frankford Yellow Jackets were an early twentieth-century football club located in the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The team was the first professional football team to play in Philadelphia, joining the National Football League (NFL) in 1924 and winning the NFL championship in 1926. The Yellow Jackets ceased operations in late 1931, and its franchise was returned to the NFL. In 1933, the NFL granted an expansion franchise to Bert Bell and Lud Wray, who formed a new team named the Philadelphia Eagles.The Historical Society of Frankford Frankford Yellow Jackets collection, 1923-1931, consists of photographs, negatives, programs and other ephemera relating to the Frankford Yellow Jackets. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford collection on the Frankford Yellow Jackets
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.38
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2 linear feet
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1923-1931
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The Frankford Yellow Jackets were an early twentieth-century football club located in the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The team was the first professional football team to play in Philadelphia, joining the National Football League (NFL) in 1924 and winning the NFL championship in 1926. The Yellow Jackets ceased operations in late 1931, and its franchise was returned to the NFL. In 1933, the NFL granted an expansion franchise to Bert Bell and Lud Wray, who formed a new team named the Philadelphia Eagles.The Historical Society of Frankford Frankford Yellow Jackets collection, 1923-1931, consists of photographs, negatives, programs and other ephemera relating to the Frankford Yellow Jackets.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
circa 1850s-1880s
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford daguerreotype collection, circa 1850s-1880s, consists of forty-nine daguerreotype portrait photographs of individuals. Most of the photographs are labeled with the individual's name and some include birth and death dates or other biographical information. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford daguerreotype collection
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.32
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0.5 linear feet
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circa 1850s-1880s
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford daguerreotype collection, circa 1850s-1880s, consists of forty-nine daguerreotype portrait photographs of individuals. Most of the photographs are labeled with the individual's name and some include birth and death dates or other biographical information.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1681-1936
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 8 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford deed collection, 1681-1936, consists of deeds, patents, indentures, and other related property documents pertaining to properties and/or lands in and around the Northeast Philadelphia area, especially Frankford. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.14
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8 linear feet
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1681-1936
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford deed collection, 1681-1936, consists of deeds, patents, indentures, and other related property documents pertaining to properties and/or lands in and around the Northeast Philadelphia area, especially Frankford.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1793-1925
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 4 linear feet
There were five volunteer fire companies in the Frankford area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the late eighteenth through late nineteenth century, the first being Frankford Fire Company, organized in 1793. Frankford Fire Company would later be reorganized into two companies in 1803, and other volunteer fire companies were established in the 1850s. In 1870, all of the volunteer fire companies in Frankford were disbanded when the city-wide Philadelphia Fire Company was established. The Historical Society of Frankford fire company records collection, 1793-1925, consists of twenty-eight volumes of meeting minutes, financial records, and membership records of the five volunteer fire companies that were established in the Frankford area from 1793 through 1853. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford fire company records collection
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.16
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4 linear feet
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1793-1925
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There were five volunteer fire companies in the Frankford area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the late eighteenth through late nineteenth century, the first being Frankford Fire Company, organized in 1793. Frankford Fire Company would later be reorganized into two companies in 1803, and other volunteer fire companies were established in the 1850s. In 1870, all of the volunteer fire companies in Frankford were disbanded when the city-wide Philadelphia Fire Company was established. The Historical Society of Frankford fire company records collection, 1793-1925, consists of twenty-eight volumes of meeting minutes, financial records, and membership records of the five volunteer fire companies that were established in the Frankford area from 1793 through 1853.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1930s-1960s
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 1 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford genealogy files, 1930s-1960s, consist of materials resulting from genealogy research on Frankford and other Northeast Philadelphia families. The files are organized alphabetically by family surname. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford genealogy files
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.41
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1 linear feet
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1930s-1960s
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford genealogy files, 1930s-1960s, consist of materials resulting from genealogy research on Frankford and other Northeast Philadelphia families. The files are organized alphabetically by family surname.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
circa 1850s-circa 1920s
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 45 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford lantern slide collection, circa 1850s-circa 1920s, consists of roughly 1,665 mid-nineteenth through the early-twentieth century images of the Frankford area and Northeast Philadelphia. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford lantern slide collection
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.01
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45 linear feet
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circa 1850s-circa 1920s
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford lantern slide collection, circa 1850s-circa 1920s, consists of roughly 1,665 mid-nineteenth through the early-twentieth century images of the Frankford area and Northeast Philadelphia.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1773-1952
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 4 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford manuscript collection, 1773-1952, consists of a variety of original manuscript and printed materials relating to the people, businesses, and organizations of the neighborhood of Frankford in Northeast Philadelphia and its vicinity. It consists of newspapers, ephemera, programs, certificates, deeds, confederate bonds, family papers, Civil War letters, genealogy research, local area church documents, receipts, membership certificates, autographs, poems, lectures and addresses, bills, receipt books, and other materials. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford manuscript collection
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.40
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4 linear feet
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1773-1952
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford manuscript collection, 1773-1952, consists of a variety of original manuscript and printed materials relating to the people, businesses, and organizations of the neighborhood of Frankford in Northeast Philadelphia and its vicinity. It consists of newspapers, ephemera, programs, certificates, deeds, confederate bonds, family papers, Civil War letters, genealogy research, local area church documents, receipts, membership certificates, autographs, poems, lectures and addresses, bills, receipt books, and other materials.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
circa 1684-2000s
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 9 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford map and atlas collection, circa 1684-2000s, consists of approximately 90 maps of the greater Philadelphia region, as well as state, national, and international maps. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford map and atlas collection
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.D2
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9 linear feet
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circa 1684-2000s
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford map and atlas collection, circa 1684-2000s, consists of approximately 90 maps of the greater Philadelphia region, as well as state, national, and international maps.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
circa late 19th century-20th century
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 13 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford miscellaneous photograph collection, circa late 19th century-20th century, consists of various photographs depicting buildings, landscapes, people, and other subjects in Frankford and other areas of Northeast Philadelphia, as well as the Greater Philadelphia area. Approximately half of the collection consists of whole, half, and quarter-sized glass plate negatives. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford miscellaneous photograph collection
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.39
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13 linear feet
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circa late 19th century-20th century
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford miscellaneous photograph collection, circa late 19th century-20th century, consists of various photographs depicting buildings, landscapes, people, and other subjects in Frankford and other areas of Northeast Philadelphia, as well as the Greater Philadelphia area. Approximately half of the collection consists of whole, half, and quarter-sized glass plate negatives.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
mid-19th century to mid-20th century
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 11 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford photograph collection consists of approximately 1,132 mid-nineteenth through mid-twentieth century photographs, negatives, drawings, and prints depicting Frankford and other Northeast Philadelphia area buildings, landscapes, and street scenes. There are also some images of individuals and groups of people and some historic sites in other areas of the United States. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford photograph collection
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.37
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11 linear feet
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mid-19th century to mid-20th century
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford photograph collection consists of approximately 1,132 mid-nineteenth through mid-twentieth century photographs, negatives, drawings, and prints depicting Frankford and other Northeast Philadelphia area buildings, landscapes, and street scenes. There are also some images of individuals and groups of people and some historic sites in other areas of the United States.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1813-1997
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 7.25 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Frankford Historical Society printed matter and ephemera collection, 1813-1997, consists of pamphlets, booklets, invitations, programs and other printed matter relating to organizations, businesses, events, and other topics. A majority of these document the Frankford area, but there are also a large number of materials relating to the greater Philadelphia area, specifically Germantown. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford printed matter and ephemera collection
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.12
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7.25 linear feet
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1813-1997
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Frankford Historical Society printed matter and ephemera collection, 1813-1997, consists of pamphlets, booklets, invitations, programs and other printed matter relating to organizations, businesses, events, and other topics. A majority of these document the Frankford area, but there are also a large number of materials relating to the greater Philadelphia area, specifically Germantown.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1826-1975
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 4.5 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford scrapbook and photograph album collection, 1826-1975, consists of various scrapbooks and photograph albums that document the people, businesses, organizations, and general history of Frankford and Northeast Philadelphia. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford scrapbook and photograph album collection
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.09
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4.5 linear feet
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1826-1975
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford scrapbook and photograph album collection, 1826-1975, consists of various scrapbooks and photograph albums that document the people, businesses, organizations, and general history of Frankford and Northeast Philadelphia.
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Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]
1907-1973
Creator:
Historical Society of Frankford.
Extent: 6 linear feet
The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford scrapbooks, 1907-1973, consist of thirty-four scrapbooks compiled by the Historical Society of Frankford. The scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings of articles and photographs relating to Frankford and Philadelphia history. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Frankford scrapbooks
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Historical Society of Frankford.
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HSF.08
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6 linear feet
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1907-1973
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The Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is located in the lower northeast section of the city and is bordered by the Frankford Creek on the south, Castor Avenue on the west, Cheltenham Avenue on the north, and roughly the I-95 expressway on the east. Originally a village, Frankford was incorporated as a borough in 1800 and was later absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in the 1854 Philadelphia city/county consolidation. As of 2015, Frankford is a working-class neighborhood with a diverse population, including a large number of African Americans, Asian Americans, Polish Americans, Italian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and West Indian Americans. The Historical Society of Frankford scrapbooks, 1907-1973, consist of thirty-four scrapbooks compiled by the Historical Society of Frankford. The scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings of articles and photographs relating to Frankford and Philadelphia history.
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