Joseph Marchetti photographs
Held at: Old York Road Historical Society [Contact Us]
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Joseph D. Marchetti (1922-1991) was a self-employed commercial, newspaper, and portrait photographer for 30 years, based in North Hills, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Albert and Grace Fulgaro Marchetti. He married Irene Rhodes. Marchetti was a member of Faith Community Church in Roslyn and Glenside Rotary Club.
Obituary dated March 24, 1991, found in Old York Road Historical Society obituaries collection.
This collection includes about 3,000 images, original film negatives and copy prints, dating from 1976 to 1990. The photographs depict various local subjects from eastern Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, including Abington and Jenkintown political leaders, area fire companies, Abington Memorial Hospital, and Willow Grove. The collection is organized into series by location and subject, then in chronological order.
Gift of Irene Marchetti, 1998.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 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 Old York Road Historical Society directly for more information.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton 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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