Cremer Stereographs Collection
Held at: Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives [Contact Us]1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
As per the collection title, all items housed within this collection are stereographic images (or "stereographs"). The majority were created by Cremer, however there are a limited number of other creators which can be found throughout the collection. While subject matter varies, all items feature items within the city of Philadelphia. The majority of items are directly related to the Fairmount Park System, however there are a limited number of non-park related items, such as the Liberty Bell. The collection is especially strong in images documenting the Fairmount Water Works and Fairmount Park. The collection contains a mixture of lansdcape views of nature and significant buildings and images featuring people interacting with these elements.
Items in this collection are generally arranged by location, such as "Strawberry Mansion". There are a few exceptions to this arrangement strategy. Items directly related to the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 are labelled under "Centennial", images of bridges have been separated into an independent series, as are images primarily featuring sculptures, statues, and fountains.
- Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives
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- Finding aid prepared by Caity Tingo
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- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
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