Held at: Spring-Ford Area Historical Society [Contact Us]526 Main St., Royersford, Pennsylvania, 19468
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Spring-Ford Area 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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Horace Dayton Heistand was a photographer active in Chester and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania, in the early 20th century. Born in East Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1880, his parents were Esther Latshaw and John D. Heistand. Horace Heistand was a bank clerk and bookkeeper by profession, employed at the National Bank and Trust Company of Spring City. He also owned a camera shop at his home on Chestnut Street in Spring City. His wife, Mary A. Heistand, died in 1932; Horace died the following year.
This collection consists of 128 glass plate negatives of Spring City (Chester County, Pa.) and Royersford (Montgomery County, Pa.), with a few shots of the neighboring town of Phoenixville (Chester County, Pa). The photographs were taken by Horace D. Heistand between 1920 and 1924. Some of the glass plates are identified.
The Spring-Ford Area Historical Society has digitized all of the glass plates. The Society also has digital copies of Heistand postcards, of which it owns some of the originals; some originals are held elsewhere.
Gift, circa 2002.
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 Spring-Ford Area 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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