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John Wanamaker store ephemera, 1928
Creator: John Wanamaker (Firm).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.287
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   In 1875, Philadelphia merchant, John Wanamaker, bought a freight railroad depot at 13th and Market Streets and made it Philadelphia’s first department store. In 1909, Wanamaker bought a huge pipe organ and installed it in Grand Court of the new building. Octave Denis Victor Guillonnet (1872-1967) was a French painter and medallic artist. This collection is a folded momento with of a reproduction of "Adoration of the Magi" triptych painted by O. D. V. Guillonnet which was exhibited in the Organ Loft, Grand Court of the John Wanamaker store, Philadelphia.
Joseph A. Speel's Model Book Bindery advertisement, circa 1860
Creator: Joseph A. Speel & Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1976.320
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Joseph A. Speel (1810?-1891) was a bookbinder in Philadelphia. This advertisement shows an interior view of the bindery printed in at least two colors with hand tinting.
Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company, Miss America collection, approximately 1945-1967
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1972.430
Extent:   1069 photographic prints
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft, an Englishman trained in textile weaving in Lancashire, established his own cotton mill on the Brandywine near Wilmington, Delaware in 1831. This operation became the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company in 1889, and in 1929 it absorbed the Eddystone Manufacturing Co. These images include plant exteriors and interiors, officials and employees, aerials, workers' housing, machinery, floods, and dams and races on Brandywine Creek as well as many Ban-Lon and Miss America fashion photographs. This collection includes approximately 1060 images covering a period from the late 19th century to the 1960s.
Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company patent infringement case photographs and films, 1961-1963
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1973.274
Extent:   3 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company manufactured, bleached, dyed, and finished a variety cotton-made goods. In July of 1958, The Spunize Company of America filed a lawsuit against one of Bancroft's licensees, the Duplan Corporation. The Spunize Company alleged that Duplan Corp. had committed patent infringement of a yarn crimping process that Duplan licensed from Bancroft. This collection consists of photographs and motion picture film depicting the yarn crimping process and the crimped yarn. A majority of the materials were created with the intention of being submitted as evidence in the court case.
Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company photographs, 1888-1952
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.025
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft (1803-1874), an Englishman trained in textile weaving in Lancashire, established his own cotton mill on the Brandywine near Wilmington in 1831. The operation became the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company in 1889. The photographs consist of images related to the Joseph Bancroft & Sons textile mills in the Rockford and, later, Kentmere areas on the banks of the Brandywine River. These images include plant exteriors and interiors, officials and employees, aerials, workers' housing, machinery, floods, and dams and races on Brandywine Creek.
J.B. Campbell Water Wheel Company photograph collection, part II, circa 1933
Creator: J.B. Campbell Water Wheel Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.245
Extent:   46 images
Abstract:   Campbell Waterwheel Company specialized in traditional water wheels and how they could be used as esthetic elements in the landscape. Consequently, much of the company's work was for decorative power plants for private estates or for historic restorations. The collection consists of photographs of an unidentified electrically-powered water wheel.
J.B. Campbell Waterwheel Company photograph collection, part 1, circa 1920-1965
Creator: J.B. Campbell Water Wheel Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1980.313
Extent:   6 linear feet
Abstract:   Campbell Waterwheel Company specialized in traditional water wheels and how they could be used as esthetic elements in the landscape. Consequently, much of the company's work was for decorative power plants for private estates or for historic restorations. The collection consists of graphic materials related to J.B. Campbell and the Campbell Water Wheel Company. The bulk of the collection contains photographs of company projects, arranged alphabetically by client or contractor name. These include views of water wheels, turbines, and water supply systems during various stages of installation. There are also views of mills, dams, flumes, hydroelectric power plants, irrigation gates, swimming pools, and hydraulic machinery.
James Packer collection of Joy Manufacturing Company photographs, 1921-1988
Creator: Joy Manufacturing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.212
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Joy Manufacturing Company was a major manufacturer of underground mining and materials handling machinery. The photographs were collected by retired corporate secretary James Packer (1920-2008) in 1985 for the purpose of writing a company history. This small collection consists of photographs, mostly group portraits of staff. The collection dates range from the 1921 to 1988. The materials are so sporadic that there is no bulk date.
Jones Brokerage Company packaging samples and photographs, circa 1940s-1950s
Creator: Jones Brokerage Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2018.231
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Jones Brokerage Company was a food brokerage business founded by Otis V. Jones Jr. (1915-2003) in 1946, as Associated Foods in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company engineering sketches, 1912-1966
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2323
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   A small sample of engineering sketch sheets from a large Wilmington, Del., cotton textile and textile finishing firm.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company licensing records, 1867-1971, bulk 1930-1969
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1359
Extent:   23.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, DE. After the Civil War the company concentrated on finishing cotton cloth. In later years it became famous for its Ban-lon artificial fiber but eventually withdrew from manufacturing in favor of licensing its processes and trademarks to other companies. This portion of the Bancroft records documents Bancroft's efforts to license and defend the Ban-lon, Everglaze and other trademarks in the United States, the British Commonwealth, Europe, Japan, and Latin America.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company licensing records, 1867-1971, bulk 1930-1969
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1359 (Part II)
Extent:   47 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, DE. After the Civil War the company concentrated on finishing cotton cloth. In later years it became famous for its Ban-lon artificial fiber but eventually withdrew from manufacturing in favor of licensing its processes and trademarks to other companies. This portion of the Bancroft records documents Bancroft's efforts to license and defend the Ban-lon, Everglaze and other trademarks in the United States, the British Commonwealth, Europe, Japan, and Latin America.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company miscellany on Bancroft Mills, 1846-1974, bulk 1889-1965
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2448
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, DE. The records consist of a small batch of company documents preserved after the end of operations by the Wilmington Finishing Company. They include copies of the company's charter and supplements, bylaws and amendments, and files of agreements covering water rights, easements for sewer, gas and water lines, and plant access for the Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company.
Joy Manufacturing Company records, 1915-1989, bulk 1949-1984
Creator: Joy Manufacturing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2463
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   Records of an innovative mining-machine manufacturer and Fortune 500 company. It is a somewhat random collection of documents assembled and preserved by the former corporate secretary James Packer (1920-2008) for the purpose of writing a never-completed company history. They include the sorts of documents normally in possession of a corporate secretary, such as copies of meeting minutes, corporate family tree information, historical notes, and promotional publications.
The Story of Modern Home Comfort film, circa 1940s
Creator: Johns-Manville Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.255
Extent:   1 film reel
Abstract:   The Johns Manville Corporation is an American insulation manufacturer. This film is a rare post-war era industrial film from Johns-Manville, Luther Reed productions about the importance of insulating your home.
A Trip Through the Anthracite Coal Mines viewbook, circa 1913
Creator: Jones & Evans
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1986.229
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Anthracite is a metamorphosed type of coal that contains a high carbon content and is extremely hard, it burns slowly producing little smoke. This item is a viewbook or fold-out packet of twenty-seven black and white halftone photograph reproductions of various activities at a coal mine, images are connected by accordion folds published by Jones & Evans; Scranton News Company, distributors.
Jackson Park Garage advertising handbill, 1933-1935
Creator: Jackson Park Garage.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.281
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   This handbill for the Jackson Park Garage on Stony Island Avenue in Chicago advertises its mechanical services and lists monthly specials for Ford 4, Chevrolet 6, and Pontiac 6 automobiles. The NRA (National Recovery Administration) eagle symbol is in the right corner. The National Recovery Administration was a U.S. government agency established during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to stimulate business recovery through fair-practice codes. Companies that subscribed to the NRA codes were allowed to display a Blue Eagle emblem, as a symbol of cooperation with the NRA.
J.E. Rhoads & Sons, Inc. records, 1699-1969
Creator: J.E. Rhoads & Sons, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0290
Extent:   213 linear feet
Abstract:   The leather manufacturing firm of J.E. Rhoads & Sons grew out of an eighteenth-century tanning operation on the Rhoads family homestead in Marple, Chester County (now Delaware County), Pa. Records cover the entire history of the firm from the 1720s through the 1960s. There is also substantial information on trade organizations in the leather industry and on members of the Rhoads family.
Kane Enterprises drawings, 1948-1977
Creator: James W. Flaherty, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2537
Extent:   45 rolled drawings
Abstract:   Consists of drawings and plans for various local properties, including du Pont family estates.
Barton H. Jenks papers, 1830-1910
Creator: Jenks, Barton H. (Barton Howard), 1826-1897
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1852
Extent:   1.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Jenks family produced talented inventors over several generations and Barton Jenks (1826-1897) was no exception. The family firm was the leading cotton textile machine builder in Pennsylvania. The collection consists of a series of fragments handed down in the Jenks family and includes patents, real estate papers, court records and scrapbooks.
Charles B. Jennings photographs, scrapbook boards, and other materials, 1863-2006, bulk 1946-1999
Creator: Jennings, Charles B., 1916-2006
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2464.21
Extent:   16 linear feet
Abstract:   Charles Jennings (1916-2006) served for more than forty years as RCA Global Communications’ primary liaison in Japan, figuring prominently in the development of post-World War II Japanese communications systems. The collection consists primarily of black and white and color photographs, albums, advertising posters, papers, and unbound scrapbook boards of photographs and ephemera. The images predominantly relate to Jennings’ business and personal life during his time in Japan, addressing the themes of Japanese and trans-Pacific telecommunications activities, particularly relating to RCA; postwar Japanese-American business and informal diplomatic relations; and life in postwar Tokyo.
Philadelphia railroad stations, Red Arrow Lines trolley track and bus photographs, 1926-1965
Creator: Jennings, William Nicholson, 1860-1946. Lawrence S. Williams, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.238
Extent:   40 items
Abstract:   The Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company operated bus and trolley lines, many of which originated in Upper Darby Township on the western border of Philadelphia and served Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. Suburban Station and the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company building are both located in Center City. The Red Arrow transportation lines are found in Philadelphia's western suburbs. This small collection consists of photographs of Suburban Station, railroad and trolley tracks, and bus shelters.
John Trageser Steam Copper Works calendar, 1926
Creator: John Trageser Steam Copper Works.; Sarg, Tony, 1882-1942
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.270
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   John Trageser Steam Copper Works manufactured galvanized and copper range boilers, expansion tanks, hot water tanks, as well as; sinks, drainboards and bathtubs. This item is a page (March 1926) from a calendar of the John Trageser Steam Copper Works of New York. A humorous color illustration by Tony Sarg shows four men golfers "Limbering up at the first tee."
Marshall B. Johnson research collection of industrial design and housewares, 1870-2018, bulk 1938-2018
Creator: Johnson, Marshall, 1938-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2268
Extent:   78.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Marshall Johnson, an industrial designer, worked for some of the most well-known small appliance companies and designed many popular consumer products as well as often doing their graphic and packaging design. He began working at Black & Decker, Inc., designing portable power tools and lawn and garden power tools. He went on to work as a corporate industrial designer for ALCOA, and later as a designer of small appliances and cookware for Wear-Ever, Proctor Silex, and Hamilton Beach, as those companies merged and evolved through the years. The Marshall B. Johnson Research Collection for Industrial Design and Housewares consists of Johnson's career files and artifacts from the various companies for which he worked, historical and research materials on the companies and their products, files on industrial designers, and Johnson's personal papers, which include materials on his family, childhood, education, interests, and other activities.
Archibald Johnston papers, 1894-1923
Creator: Johnston, Archibald, 1864-1948
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1770
Extent:   10 linear feet
Abstract:   Archibald Johnston was born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on May 30, 1865. In 1889, he joined the Bethlehem Iron Company, where he was responsible for the erection of the gun forging and armor plate plant. In 1901 he was elected to the company's Board of Directors, and between 1906 and 1908 was president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. The bulk of this collection is concerned with Johnston's work at Bethlehem Steel; a smaller portion consists of strictly personal papers.
John B. Stetson Company photographs, 1924-1925
Creator: John B. Stetson Hat Company. -- General subdivision--Employees.;
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2001.214
Extent:   13 items
Abstract:   The John B. Stetson Company was a manufacturer of hats. The company was founded in 1865 by John B. Stetson (1830-1906) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company's Kensington plant consisted of twenty-five buildings covering nine acres at Germantown and Montgomery Avenues. During its heyday in the 1920s it employed over 5,000 people to make its hats. This is a small collection of photographs and other material relating to the company. The photographs focus on the workers in and around the factory and its amenities.
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