LMHS.10: W. Robert Swartz Photography Collection
Held at: Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]506 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Box 2602, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 19004
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Lower Merion Historical Society. 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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W. Robert Swartz was a photographer who owned a photography shop on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore for most of the second half of the twentieth century. He was a former president of the Lower Merion Historical Society.
This collection largely consists of photograph negatives taken by local historian and former president of the Lower Merion Historical Society Robert Swartz. The photographs are centered in Lower Merion Township and surrounding regions, and depict local landmarks, sports teams, events, accidents and natural disasters, and the Swartz family. In addition, the collection includes some photographs of bridges collected by Howard G. Kurtz and some early photographs of the Main Line collected by H. Parker Rolfe, dating from the turn of the twentieth century and including some glass plate negatives.
Gift of Judy Swartz, 2009.
- Lower Merion Historical Society
- 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
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