Held at: Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]1654 Dekalb Street, Norristown, PA, 19401
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Montgomery County. 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
Julius [Giulio] Caesar Marsella (1913-1965), was the proprietor of a photography studio in Norristown, Pennsylvania. His father, Ercole Marsella (1887-1941), was born in Italy but moved to the United States in 1896. Ercole was a photographer too, and other family members also helped out in the photography shop.
This collection consists of photographs created by the Marsella Photo Studio between 1896 and 1968 (the bulk date from about 1950 to 1968) of subjects in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The collection is organized into series by subject, and arrangement is alphabetical within each series. The largest series is photographs of businesses; there are also photographs of colleges, churches, residences, events, people, schools, organizations, etc. Most of the photographs are prints, but there are also some film negatives.
- Historical Society of Montgomery County
- Finding Aid Author
- 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.
- Access Restrictions
Contact Historical Society of Montgomery County for information about accessing this collection.