Held at: Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA, 19124
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Frankford. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Lincoln Cartledge (1868-1918) was a lifelong resident of the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was married to Letty Shallcross. He worked as a cashier at the Public Ledger newspaper. Cartledge was active in local history and community organizations, including serving as secretary of the City History Club and a member of the Historical Society of Frankford and Frankford Fathers Association. He was also an amateur photographer who is known in particular for his photographs of Pennypack Creek in Northeast Philadelphia.
This collection consists of 144 early twentieth-century photographs primarily depicting Pennypack Creek area landscapes, but also many buildings and other sites in the Northeast Philadelphia area.
The photographs are numbered C1 through C144, labeled with a description of the scene, and are indexed by location, building, or site in a card catalog. All of the photographs are mounted.
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 Historical Society of Frankford directly for more information.
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- Finding aid prepared by Sarah Leu and Anastasia Matijkiw through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- 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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