Wissinoming Historical Society display boards on Northeast Philadelphia history
Held at: Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA, 19124
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Wissinoming is a neighborhood of lower Northeast Philadelphia, located just north of Frankford. The name comes from the Lenni Lenape name for the creek that passed through the area. Nineteenth-century industrialist Matthias Baldwin had his summer home in the area and called the estate Wissinoming. Another important resident was metallurgist, lamp manufacturer, and early experimenter in photography Robert Cornelius, whose estate is now Wissinoming Park. Philadelphia's first professional football team, the Frankford Yellow Jackets, played in Wissinoming in the 1920s and early 1930s. The Wissinoming Historical Society was founded in 1991 and active into the early 2000s.
This collection consists of display boards created by the Wissinoming Historical Society on the Frankford Yellow Jackets, the history of the neighborhood of Wissinoming, local schools, and a local Boy Scouts troop. The display boards include photocopies of articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, and maps. A few also include original photographs and newspaper clippings.
Gift of Justin Hunter, 2013
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.
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- 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.
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