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Bank buildings

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Bank facades in Wilmington, Delaware photographs

Accession: 1975-270

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. This collections contains four mounted photographic prints showing facades of Wilmington, Delaware, bank buildings

Dates: 1931-1941

Otis Elevator Company advertisements

Accession: 1993-238

The Otis Elevator Company manufactures, installs and maintains elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Elisha Otis (1811-1861) founded the company in 1853 in New York. This collection consists of thirteen tear sheets of advertisements with sketched illustrations for Otis Elevator Company elevators (8) and escalators (5). The escalators are shown in five different styles for department stores installations.

Dates: circa 1929

Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (PSFS) photographs

Accession: 1993-302

Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (PSFS), the nation's first mutual savings bank, was founded in 1816. In 1927 the Society commissioned Howe and Lescaze, a local architectural firm that had previously designed traditional style banks for the institution, to draw up plans for a new building to be constructed at the corner of 12th and Market Streets. This collection is composed of materials from two Philadelphia mutual savings banks which date from the first half of the nineteenth century. The collection has been divided into two series: Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (PSFS) and Western Savings Fund Society (WSFS) which was merged with PSFS in 1982. A significant part of the collection consists of photographs of bank buildings represented by traditional styles and in later years by contemporary suburban sites. The American banking industry has usually conducted business in formal bank buildings. The styles of these buildings have changed with passing fashions of architectural taste. This collection provides a good visual record of these developments.

Dates: 1816-1989

York Safe and Lock Company photographs

Accession: 2008-217-01-05

The York Safe and Lock Company manufactured safes and vaults. The firm was established in 1882 in York, Pennsylvania, by Israel Laucks (1827-1918). This small collection consists of five photographs of bank vault doors built by the York Safe & Lock Co. of York, Pennsylvania, in around 1935.

Dates: circa 1935