Joshua P. Lamborn glass plate negatives
Held at: Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society [Contact Us]720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA, 19312
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Joshua Pugh Lamborn was born around 1860 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As a young man, he worked as carpenter. In 1886 he married Frances "Fannie" Long Brilely, with whom he had five children, and the couple settled in Berwyn (Chester County, Pennsylvania). Lamborn was a member of the Easttown School Board when that group and the nearby Tredyffrin School Board decided to form a joint high school in 1907. In 1913, he was appointed postmaster of Berwyn. Joshua Lamborn was active as a photographer in the early 20th century. He died after 1930.
This collection consists of about 180 glass negatives measuring 4" x 5" plus about six glass negatives measuring 5" x 7". There is also a small photographic record book titled "The Wellcome [sic] Photographic Exposure Record," 1914. It contains seventy pages of printed photographic instructions, and of the remaining daily record pages only about three have been filled in. There are several scraps of paper with identifications for a few of the negatives, but these were found separated from the negatives when processing of the collection began. Many of the photographs are of Lamborn family members or local scenery of Berwyn.
Gift of Mrs. Ted (Mary) Lamborn.
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.
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- Finding aid prepared by Cheryl Leibold and encoded 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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