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Joshua Conner & Son leather goods store photographs

1900-1923
 Collection
Identifier: 1995-205

Abstract

The leather manufacturing firm of Joshua Conner & Son was founded in 1848 by James Conner (1813-1880). This collection consists of five photographs of the storefront, store interiors and portraits of the proprietors.

Dates

  • 1900-1923

Creator

Extent

5 item(s)

General Physical Description

5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in. or smaller.

Historical Note

The leather manufacturing firm of Joshua Conner & Son was founded in 1848 by James Conner (1813-1880). It moved to Wilmington, Delaware, in 1858, where it was continued by his son, Joshua Conner (1842-1917), and grandson, Joshua Christy Conner (1883-1964), operating since 1915 under the name of Joshua Conner & Son. Early operations included the manufacture of harness, saddles, and trunks. Later the firm sold all types of trunks, luggage and athletic equipment, leather novelties, equestrian equipment, blankets and flags. It was recognized as one of the leading retail establishments in Delaware.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of five photographs of the storefront, store interiors and portraits of the proprietors. There are two views of the Conner storefront at 235-237 Market St., Wilmington, Delaware, and one interior view showing a display counter and two clerks. In addition, there are studio portraits of Joshua Conner and Joshua Christy Conner, his son.

Location

GL Box 1.

Existence and Location of Copies

View selected items online in the Hagley Digital Archives.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Material

Joshua Conner & Son (Accession 1348), Manuscript and Archives Dept., Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Joshua Conner & Son leather goods store photographs
Status:
Online
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400