Bodenstein family scrapbooks
Held at: Historical Society of Fort Washington [Contact Us]Clifton House, 473 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA, 19034-2313
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The Bodenstein family were prominent land and business owners of the Philadelphia and Fort Washington areas. George Bodenstein (1859-1923), the patriarch of the family, built a furniture manufacturing company that became highly successful and allowed the family to purchase a large amount of land in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. The family remained in the area through several generations.
Keen, Lewis and Trudy. A Brief History of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania: From Farmland to Suburb. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
This collection is comprised of two family scrapbooks. They contain mostly copies of photographs as well as some originals; nearly all are captioned and identified. In addition, there are several typed family histories and one obituary in this collection.
Gift of Beatrice Bodenstein, daughter of Paul Bodenstein.
- Historical Society of Fort Washington
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza 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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