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Strawbridge and Clothier photographs and audiovisual materials

Accession 1995.250

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
askhagley@hagley.org

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Strawbridge and Clothier photographs and audiovisual materials
Dates: 1878-1990
Accession Number: 1995.250
Creator: Strawbridge & Clothier.
Extent: 15 linear feet
Physical Description: 66 photographic prints : b&w ; 50 x 55 cm. 8 photographic prints : color ; 35 x 42 cm. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. 1144 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.39 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in. 157 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. 28 photographic prints : color ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. 175 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. 47 photographic prints : color ; 3 x 4 in. 42 photographic prints (postcards) : b&w. 16 photographic prints (postcards) : color. 31 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 37 negatives : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 169 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. 45 negatives : b&w, glass ; 4 x 5 in. 23 negatives : color ; 4 x 5 in. 7 negatives : b&w ; 120 mm. 60 negatives : color ; 120 mm. 25 negatives : color ; 35 mm. 34 negatives : b&w ; 35 mm. 17 transparencies : color ; 8 x 10 in. 95 transparencies : color ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. 3 transparencies : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 3 transparencies : color ; 8 x 10 in. 97 transparencies : color ; 120 mm. 3003 slides : color ; 35 mm. 75 slides : lantern, mostly b&w ; 8 x 10 cm. 1 transparency : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm. 3 prints : engraving, b&w ; 20 x 15 cm. 4 prints : etchings, hand-colored ; 26 x 30 cm. 1 drawing : pencil ; 43 x 57 cm. 1 drawing : pencil ; 8 x 10 in. 1 drawing : pen and ink ; 70 x 54 cm. 1 drawing : hand-colored ; 46 x 61 cm. 1 drawing : mixed media ; 51 x 76 cm. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 5 contact sheets (56 images) : b&w ; 120 mm. 2 contact sheets (43 images) : b&w ; 35 mm. 1 album (27 photographic prints) : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 album (64 photographic prints) : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 album (77 photographic prints) : color ; 11 x 14 in. 1 album (55 photographic prints) : color ; 11 x 14 in. 1 sound tape reel ; 1/4 in. tape on five in. reels. 19 sound tape reels ; 1/4 in. tape on seven in. reels. 2 sound tape reels ; 1/4 in. tape on eleven in. reels. 5 videocassettes : sd., color ; 1/2 in. 1 videocassette : si., b&w ; 1/2 in. 7 reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm. 1 reel : sd., b&w ; 16 mm. 1 reel : si., color ; 16 mm. 1 reel : sd., color ; 16 mm.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: Strawbridge & Clothier was the last family-owned major department store chain in the Greater Philadelphia area. The store was founded as a partnership by Justus C. Strawbridge (1838-1911) and Isaac H. Clothier (1837-1921) on July 1, 1868 at 8th and Market Streets in Center City Philadelphia. This collection contains photographs, negatives, transparencies, lantern slides, glass negatives, slides, audio tapes, videotapes, and films from Strawbridge & Clothier. It is valuable to those researching all aspects of retail: history, architecture, department stores, shopping malls, employment, operations, promotion, advertising, fashion, and merchandising. Other topics include family-owned businesses, distinguished Quaker families, business response on the homefront during World War II, the Gallery and Market East, and Philadelphia and its environs. There are also proposal albums from the Pavlik Design Team of store design for the Cherry Hill, King of Prussia, and Willow Grove stores and from Neil/Carter Design Associates for "Heritage Hall" in the Market Street store.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Film based material is housed in cold storage (Boxes 23-30 and Film Cans 1-7). Please contact the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.

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Historical Note

Strawbridge & Clothier was the last family-owned major department store chain in the Greater Philadelphia area. The store was founded as a partnership by Justus C. Strawbridge (1838-1911) and Isaac H. Clothier (1837-1921) on July 1, 1868 at 8th and Market Streets in Center City Philadelphia. Both were Quakers and charged one price for all customers, a rare practice at the time. It opened in the same building that was used as an office by Thomas Jefferson when he was Secretary of State. It was soon replaced by a five-story building and adjacent properties were added as the store expanded. With the growth of the suburbs, Strawbridge & Clothier began publishing its own magazine in the 1880s to reach this customer and to stimulate mail order business. By 1887 the store had branched out from dry goods to other items and was considered a full-fledged department store.

In keeping with their Quaker tradition, the founders stressed service to its customers, community, and employees. For employees, the company established a relief association to administer health and death benefits; a savings fund society; an athletic association; the company magazine, Store Chat; a chorus; and the Quarter Century Club, which was made up of associates with twenty-five years of service or more. For a short while, they even maintained a cottage in North Wildwood for women employees to vacation at the shore. The early 1900s saw the introduction of customer-to-counter telephone service, the advent of the "Clover Day" sale day, and delivery of goods by truck.

In 1911, the store introduced the Seal of Confidence as a sign of its commitment to satisfactory quality and service. It was adopted in the spirit of the co-founders personally greeting their customers in the early days of the store. It pictured William Penn shaking hands with a Leni-Lenape chief to guarantee a treaty. Changes were made to the Seal periodically.

The company incorporated on February 14, 1922. That same year it also started its own radio station, WFI, which operated out of the store for thirteen years. In 1935 the station left the store and merged with WLIT from their competitor, Lit Brothers department store, to form WFIL. Success had brought the need for a new building, and it was decided to remain at 8th and Market. Construction on the new store began in July of 1928. The thirteen-story, $10 million store was dedicated in October, 1932. In the meantime Strawbridge & Clothier opened its first branch store at Suburban Square in Ardmore, Pennsylvania in 1930 and its second one in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in 1931. While the Great Depression and the Second World War caused some strain on the company, it was in sound financial shape and made it through without any major losses.

With the growth of the suburbs in the post-war era, the company opened its third branch store in Wilmington, Delaware in 1952. But the period of rapid expansion for the company began in 1961 with the opening of the Cherry Hill Store in the first enclosed shopping mall on the east coast. More branch stores followed from the 1960s to the 1980s with a total of thirteen Strawbridge & Clothier department stores in 1993. In 1971, the company created the Clover division, a chain of discount stores not unlike Target stores. Clover was successful and in a little over twenty years, twenty-seven stores had opened throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

Despite all of this growth, the landscape of the retail industry changed and Strawbridge & Clothier was sold to the May Company of St. Louis on July 15, 1996 ending 128 years of family ownership and operation. The department stores then conducted business under the name "Strawbridge's" although the signage for most of the stores remained "Strawbridge & Clothier". The Clover stores were liquidated or sold. May was eventually bought by Federated Department stores in 2005 and all stores were either closed or converted into Macy's stores.

Initially, both families were involved with running the store. Isaac H. Clothier's two sons, Morris and Isaac, Jr. and his half-brother, Clarkson, were all partners in the firm. Isaac H. Clothier, Jr.'s son, Isaac, 3rd also went into the family business. Isaac H. Clothier, 3rd's son, Isaac, 4th served on the board of directors.

Justus C. Strawbridge had four sons that went to work in the store and became partners in the firm: Edward, Frederic, Robert and Francis. Edward died of pneumonia in his thirties. Frederic had one son, J. Clayton, that went into business. Robert's son and grandson, Robert, Jr. and Robert, 3rd served on the board of directors. Two of Francis's sons, Francis, Jr., and G. Stockton held various positions in the company; they both had two sons each that went into the firm. Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr's sons Francis, 3rd and David and Stockton's sons, Peter and Steven, became partners. Of these last four Francis R. Strawbridge, 3rd and Peter S. Strawbridge took leadership positions in the company.

G. Stockton Strawbridge (1913-1997) deserves special note. Among others he held the positions of buyer, divisional merchandise manager, general merchandise manager, vice president, executive vice president, president, chairman of the board, and chairman of the executive committee. He was President from 1955 to 1967 and Chairman of the Board from 1967 to 1979, overseeing the period of greatest growth in the company. Additionally, he served in many area organizations, including Associated Merchandising Corporation, Old Philadelphia Development Corporation, Philadelphia Divinity School, Board of Managers of Pennsylvania Hospital, and the United Fund. He was also a driving force behind the revitalization of Market Street East and the building of the Gallery shopping mall, a project that took decades of organizing, lobbying, and work to come to fruition.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains audio-visual materials from Strawbridge & Clothier department store chain. It is valuable to those researching all aspects of retail: history, architecture, department stores, shopping malls, employment, operations, promotion, advertising, fashion, and merchandising. Other topics include family-owned businesses, distinguished Quaker families, business response on the homefront during World War II, the Gallery and Market East, and Philadelphia and its environs. Materials include photographs, negatives, transparencies, lantern slides, glass negatives, slides, audio tapes, videotapes, and films. There are also proposal albums from the Pavlik Design Team of store design for the Cherry Hill, King of Prussia, and Willow Grove stores and from Neil/Carter Design Associates for "Heritage Hall" in the Market Street store.

Of further note are some items not directly related to Strawbridge & Clothier: four etchings by miniature painter, Benjamin W. Crombie, from 1837 to 1847, labeled Modern Athenians show caricatures of Scottish academics. (These were later compiled as a book, Modern Athenians, published in 1882 with biographical sketches by William Scott Douglas.) There is also a reproduction of a sketch of the Zook House in West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania.

The collection is organized into eighteen series. Most of these are topics relating to the people, activities, and stores of the company. The remainder are related to the medium of the materials: ephemera, lantern slides, glass negatives, audio, video, and film.

Series I is images of Strawbridge and Clothier family members who were is some way connected to the store. These include the co-founders, Justus C. Strawbridge (1838-1911) and Isaac H. Clothier (1837-1921), their sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons. Anna Estes Strawbridge (1880-1981), the wife of Francis R. Strawbridge (1877-1965) and mother of Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr. (1911-1966) and G. Stockton Strawbridge (1913-1997) has a substantial number of prints and images. There are also a significant number of group shots of G. Stockton Strawbridge's family.

Series II consists of upper level executives and boards of directors. Individual executives with multiple prints include Herbert Tily, Dwight Perkins, Dr. Rachel Williams, and Randall Copeland. Many of the board of directors photographs are oversized and show the mix of family and non-family executives involved in running the company.

Series III focuses on the main store at 8th and Market Streets in all its incarnations. The store had several different buildings on this site throughout its history. Most of the exterior shots are of the last store built on that property in the early 1930s. There are a number of shots of the laying of the cornerstone, which was a big ceremonial occasion. Also included are interiors of this store and it predecessor throughout the 20th century. Finally, the series consists of images of The Gallery and Market Street East redevelopment project. The Gallery was a multi-block shopping mall that connected to the main store on several levels. G. Stockton Strawbridge was a leader in the effort to build the Gallery and redevelop Market East.

Series IV contains images of the display windows of the main store on Market Street from the early 20th century to the late 1970s. Of special note are the windows of the early 1940s and how they related to the World War II effort and war-related events of that time. The display windows decorated for Christmas are also captured in the images.

Series V consists of items related to World War II, specifically, the Four Freedoms War Bond Exhibition. The exhibition took place at Strawbridge & Clothier's main store in Philadelphia and was held in lieu of the store's 75th anniversary. It focused on the Norman Rockwell paintings, The Four Freedoms, and was used as an event to sell war bonds. Included in this series are publications for the exhibition, prints of the four paintings, and a scrapbook with letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Series VI concerns itself with the suburban branch stores. Images of the branch locations include architectural renderings and drawings, grand openings, laying of cornerstones, aerial views, construction, exteriors and interiors. Also included in this series is material on the Zook House and Willow Grove Amusement Park. The Zook House is an historical building near the Exton Square Mall and had some involvement by Anna Estes Strawbridge. The Willow Grove Amusement Park served as a venue for performances by the Strawbridge & Clothier chorus and was the site of the Willow Grove Park shopping mall after it's closure in the 1970s and where Strawbridge & Clothier opened a branch store in the 1980s. There are two folders of images of unidentified groundbreaking ceremonies.

Series VII is made up of images of delivery methods (horse-drawn wagons, early delivery trucks), the distribution center, the service building, the wholesale building and factory, and two warehouses.

Series VIII is a catch-all of things related to the employees, the store, and Philadelphia. The employee-related topics include extracurricular activities like athletics, chorus, band, and glee club; banquets and events, like the Quarter Century Club, 50 years of service awards, and the cash boys picnic. There are some groups of employees included, like the switchboard employees, elevator operators, and holly girls (women who directed customers around the store at Christmas time). There is a section on store-related efforts during World War II. It includes employees who served in the armed forces as well as store windows decorated to show support for the war.

Included in this series are other activities and events related to the store, most notably store anniversaries, pageants, and Christmas time festivities and decorations. There is also material on fashions and fashion merchandising from the 19th and 20th centuries. There is a series of slides on the computer inventory system. And there are slides of Strawbridge & Clothier customers. Some of them are from the closing sale at the Wilmington store. This series wraps up with scenes and cityscapes of Philadelphia as well as some images of Strawbridge & Clothier executives with several Philadelphia mayors.

Series IX consists of advertisements, coupons, trade cards, and miscellaneous items with the name or logo of Strawbridge & Clothier. One interesting group is the postcards from an International event the store sponsored. Each card gives demographic and political information about a specific country along with the goods imported and sold by the store. There are several iterations of the Seal of Confidence, which was adopted by the store as a symbol that fair business would be transacted. There are a small group of photographs that depict different shoplifting scenarios. Also included are some materials related to the radio station, WFI, that started in the store. Some seemingly unrelated images are included in this series concerning art deco design, mattress manufacturing, and the Modern Athenians prints.

Series X contains images from the Clover Store division and those used in the two volumes of the publication, Family Business. The Clover Store sections are ribbon-cutting and groundbreaking ceremonies as well as images of executives. Family Business was a publication that traced the history of the company. There was a volume in 1968 and another in 1981 subtitled The Momentous Seventies. Many of the images for these publications are duplicates of images found elsewhere in the collection. Their value here is that they show some of what they thought important enough to include in a history of the company. Also, a copy of Family Business: The Momentous Seventies can be found here. This series also includes a miscellaneous folder. Prints range from 19th century portraits (unidentified persons) through the 1970s.

Series XI is a collection of prints that were used in the Strawbridge & Clothier employee publication, Store Chat. Many of the prints are of employees and of departments of employees from around the company, especially at winter holiday time. Also included are sales rallies, fashion shows, athletics, and other store events. Many of the folders from the mid-1950s have a copy of the publication in the folder.

Series XII comprises lantern slides that give an overview of the company from the store properties, business and merchandising departments, the the co-founders and their sons, employees, employee-related activities, and business-related activities. There is an editorial by the sons of the founders on taking the business forward.

Series XIII consists of glass negatives of people (founders, sons, employees, others), store exteriors and interiors, employee activities, and business-related subjects (delivery, paperwork, advertisements, logos and symbols). The same editorial that is in the lantern slides is also in the glass negatives. There are also several glass negatives of Philadelphia scenes.

Series XIV is made up of slides and transparencies. They are of employees throughout the organization. In some instances employees are broken up by store location, in others by job function. Many are parts of management recruitment presentations and many others were likely taken for other Strawbridge & Clothier productions and presentations.

Series XV is the audio series. They include recordings of jingles, speakers at banquets, and interviews with associates. There are two recordings about the closing of a branch store (Wilmington, Jenkintown) because they were opening a bigger, newer store in a nearby location (Concord, Willow Grove, respectively). There is also an oversized record album on the opening of the Wilmington store in the Merchandise Mart.

Series XVI is the video series. It is a small series with videotapes of a generic Christmas advertisement, multi-image presentations about store openings (including the Concord and Willow Grove openings), and presentations at Quarter Century Club dinners.

Series XVII consists of interior and store design presentations by The Pavlik Design Team of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The stores concerned include Concord, Cherry Hill, King of Prussia, and Willow Grove.

Series XVIII is the film series. The highlight is a silent movie, A Modern Store, about the building and opening of the store at 8th and Market Streets in Philadelphia in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The film has been transferred to videotape for easier access as the film itself is brittle and in fragile condition. There are several short films (100 ft) that are generally of ceremonial events. The more moderate length films (400 ft) have to do with store events around fashion except for A Modern Store. The longest film (500 ft) is about travel to Philadelphia for which Strawbridge & Clothier supplied the set furnishings. This is the store's copy from the producer.

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Access Points

Clothier, Isaac H., (Isaac Hallowell), 1837-1921
Department stores
Strawbridge, Anna Estes Hacker, 1880-
Strawbridge, Francis R., III, (Francis Reeves), 1937-
Strawbridge, G. Stockton, (George Stockton), 1913-1997
Strawbridge, Justus C.
Strawbridge, Peter S., 1938-
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Strawbridge Family and Clothier Family, 1878-1990
Box Folder
1 1 Clarkson Clothier, undated; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 in.
Box Folder
1 2 Isaac H. Clothier, 1837-1921, circa 1912 November, undated [Other identified persons: Justus C. Strawbridge, John Wanamaker, Mrs. Isaac H. Clothier, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Isaac H. Clothier, III.] ; 2 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 9 x 11.5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7.5 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 7.5 in. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
Box Folder
23 1 Isaac H. Clothier, 1837-1921, undated; 4 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 in.
Box Folder
1 3 Isaac H. Clothier, Jr 1875-1961, 1955, undated; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in.
Box Folder
23 2 Isaac H. Clothier, Jr 1875-1961, undated; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
1 4 Morris L. Clothier, 1868-1947, 1890s, 1940, 1947, undated [Other identified person: Edward R. Strawbridge.] ; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 copy of Store Chat the Strawbridge and Clothier employee publication.
Box Folder
23 3 Morris L. Clothier, 1868-1947, undated; 2 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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1 5 Isaac H. Clothier, III, 1903-1961 and Isaac H. Clothier, IV, 1956-, circa 1952, circa 1955 February-March, circa 1956 January, undated [Other identified persons: Maud V. Brown, John J. McGinty.] ; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 3.5 x 5 in.
Box Folder
25 9 The Clothier family, undated [Identified persons include Isaac H. Clothier, Morris L. Clothier, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Isaac H. Clothier, III.] ; 11 slides : color ; 35 mm. 7 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
1 6 Anna E. Strawbridge, 1880-1981, 1960s, 1963, 1965-1966, 1966 May 4, 1970 February 20, 1972 January-February, 1975 March 24, undated [Includes photographs and Christmas cards of family home, "Woodside." Other identified persons: Stockton Strawbridge, Randall Copeland, Peter Strawbridge, David Strawbridge, Francis Strawbridge, III, Francis R. Strawbridge, Sr.] ; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 8 in. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 6 x 7 in. or smaller. 2 postcards : b&w ; 4.25 x 5.5 in. 2 collages (fragile) : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 in. 1 anniversary booklet : 1 color print, remainder b&w prints ; 16 pages 8.5 x 8.5 in. 1 newspaper clipping. 1 item.
Box Folder
23 4 Anna E. Strawbridge, 1880-1981, 1960s, undated; 2 transparencies : color ; 5 x 7 in. 3 transparencies : color ; 120. 2 negatives : b&w ; 120. 2 negatives : color ; 4 x 5 in. 4 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
1 7 J. Clayton Strawbridge, 1895-1981, 1950, 1970 June-July, 1981 July 24, undated [Other identified person: Francis Strawbridge, III.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 5 in.
Box Folder
23 5 J. Clayton Strawbridge, 1895-1981, undated; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
1 8 Edward Strawbridge, 1865-1903, undated [Other identified person: Morris L. Clothier.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 6 in.
Box Folder
23 6 Edward Strawbridge, 1865-1903, undated [Other identified persons: Morris L. Clothier, Frederic H. Strawbridge(?).] ; 2 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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1 9 Francis R. Strawbridge, Sr., 1876-1965, 1952 June, 1961, 1962 April, 1965 May 11, undated [Other identified persons: Anna Strawbridge, Francis Strawbridge, Jr., Francis Strawbridge, III.] ; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 4 newspaper clippings. 3 photocopies of newspaper clippings : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 in.
Box Folder
23 7 Francis R. Strawbridge, Sr. 1876-1965, undated [Other identified persons: Anna E. Strawbridge, Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., Francis R. Strawbridge, III.] ; 13 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 3 x 3.5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
Box Folder
1 10 Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., 1911-1966, 1966 March 16, 1966 March 17, 1966 March 21, 1966 March 22, undated [Contains one 4-page edited obituary and one 2-page press release.] ; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 3 newspaper clippings. 3 letters. 1 item ; 2 pages. 1 item ; 4 pages.`
Box Folder
23 8 Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., 1911-1966, undated; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
1 11 Francis R. Strawbridge, III, 1937-, 1966 May 20 [Other identified persons: Peter Strawbridge, John R. Wanamaker.] ; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 8 in. 2 photographic prints : color ; 5 x 7 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 newspaper clipping.
Box Folder
23 9 Francis R. Strawbridge, III, 1937-, undated [One of the color negatives (portrait) does not have a print. Other identified persons: Peter Strawbridge.] ; 2 negatives : color ; 4 x 5 in. 11 negatives : b&w ; 120.
Box Folder
1 12 Frederic H. Strawbridge, 1866-1958, 1905 [See Box 11 (oversize) for two photos of Frederic H. Strawbridge with horse-drawn coaches.] ; 1 albumen silver print ; cabinet card.
Box Folder
23 10 Frederic H. Strawbridge, 1866-1958, undated; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 2 negatives : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
Box Folder
1 13 Justus C. Strawbridge, 1838-1911, 1978, undated [Other identified persons: Mary Lukens Strawbridge (wife), Isaac H. Clothier. Includes a picture of Justus's desk. Included is a photograph and note regarding Deborah Lightfoot Smedley, who purchased the silk for her wedding dress directly from Justus Strawbridge.] ; 1 gelatin silver chloride print : b&w ; 4.5 x 6.5 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a photomechanical print : b&w ; 6 x 8 in. 3 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 matte collodion silver prints : b&w ; 3 x 3.5 in. 1 matte collodion silver print : b&w ; 3.5 x 3.5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a painting : b&w ; 8 x 9.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5.5 in. 2 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.5 in. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 9 x 11.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 6 oval. 1 item.
Box Folder
23 11 Justus C. Strawbridge, 1838-1911, undated; 4 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 8.5 x 10.5 in.
Box Folder
1 14 Peter Strawbridge, 1938-, undated [Other identified persons: Francis R. Strawbridge, III, Randall Copeland.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 4.5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4.5 x 5.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7.5 in. 4 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
23 12 Peter Strawbridge, 1938-, undated [Other identified persons: Francis R Strawbridge, III.] ; 1 negative : color ; 4 x 5 in. 7 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
1 15 Robert Strawbridge, Jr., 1896-1986, 1924 September 9, 1938 October 11, 1939, 1949 August 17, 1986 March 8, 1986 March 14, undated [Includes picture of Bryn Mawr home.] ; 4 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 3 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 11 in. 2 magazine clippings. 1 edited photocopied magazine article ; 2 pages. 1 obituary ; 3 pages. 1 photocopy of newspaper clippings, 1 item.
Box Folder
23 13 Robert Strawbridge, Jr., 1896-1986, 1939, undated [Includes negatives of Meadow Lodge, the home of Robert Strawbridge home in Bryn Mawr. There is also a negative of an engraving of him that highlights his interests and associations (no print).] ; 5 negatives : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 16 Stockton Strawbridge - portraits, etc., 1954 January 20, 1964 August, undated [Includes a portrait in his World War II uniform. Other identified person: Mayor Tate.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.5 in. 16 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item.
Box Folder
23 14 Stockton Strawbridge - portraits, etc., undated [Other identified persons: Mayor Tate, Randall Copeland. Includes portrait in his military uniform.] ; 10 transparencies : color ; 120. 3 negatives : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 four-color separation positive : color ; 8 x 8 in. 6 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 transparency : color ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 17 Mrs. Stockton Strawbridge, undated; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 18 Stockton Strawbridge's family, 1958 November, 1959 September, 1961 August, 1964 June, 1964, 1983, undated; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 photographic prints : color ; 5 x 7 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print, Christmas card : b&w ; 4.5 x 6.5 in. 1 photographic print, Christmas card : color ; 6 x 8 in.
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23 15 Stockton Strawbridge's family, 1959 September, 1954 June, 1961 August, undated [Includes images of Cross Brook Farm, the home of Stockton Strawbridge and his family. There are four negatives of family pictures that do not have prints.] ; 10 transparencies : color ; 120. 13 negatives : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 negatives : color ; 120. 16 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 6 negatives : color ; 4 x 5 in.
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25 10 The Strawbridge family, undated [Identified persons include Justus Strawbridge, G. Stockton Strawbridge, Peter Strawbridge, Randall Copeland, Francis Strawbridge, Sr., Francis Strawbridge, III, David Strawbridge, Jennifer H. Braxton, Emily B. Harvey, Steven L. Strawbridge, Jr., Robert Strawbridge, Sr., Anna Strawbridge, Steven Strawbridge, Sr., J. Clayton Strawbridge. Edward Strawbridge, Frederic Strawbridge, Francis Strawbridge, Jr. Ray Fehrle.] ; 40 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 59 slides : color ; 35 mm. 33 transparencies : color : 35 mm. 13 panorama transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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15 1 Strawbridge family and Clothier family, 1898, 1916, undated [Identified persons include Justus C. Strawbridge, Frederic H. Strawbridge, Edward Strawbridge, Isaac H. Clothier.] ; 2 engravings : b&w ; 6 x 8 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 17 x 22 in. mounted on cardboard. 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 12 x 18 in. mounted on cardboard. 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 12 x 16 in. mounted on cardboard.
II. Executives and board of directors
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2 1 Strawbridge and Clothier executives, 1897, 1970 May, 1970 November, 1973 September, undated [Contains images of Frank S. Evans, Timothy McNamara (?), Charles Owen, Winthrop Schwab, Frank Veale (with Stockton Strawbridge and unidentified man), Donald C. Mills, John Jackson, Ed Dodds, Ronald B Avellino, Finley H. Haiman, John J. Leahy, and an unidentified couple.] ; 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 photographic prints : color ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 contact sheet.
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23 16 Strawbridge and Clothier executives, undated [Identified persons include Winthrop Schwab, James M. Gassaway, II.] ; 3 transparencies : color ; 5 x 7 in. 4 negatives : color ; 4 x 5 in.
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2 2 Strawbridge and Clothier executives - group photos, 1971, 1979, undated [People included in photographs: Randall Copeland, Peter Strawbridge, Stockton Strawbridge, Winthrop Schwab, Steven Strawbridge, Francis Strawbridge, III, David Strawbridge.] ; 1 photographic print : color ; 4 x 5 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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23 17 Strawbridge and Clothier executives - group photos, undated; 1 transparency : color ; 120. 5 transparencies : color ; 5 x 7 in.
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2 3 Randall Copeland, 1969 October, 1976, undated [Other identified persons include Peter Strawbridge and Stockton Strawbridge.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w; 4 x 5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item.
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23 18 Randall Copeland, undated [Other identified pesons include G. Stockton Strawbridge.] ; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. (no print). 2 transparencies : color ; 120.
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2 4 Dwight Perkins, president 1947-1955, 1955, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Dwight Perkins, president 1947-1955, undated
3 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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2 5 Herbert Tily, president 1927-1947, undated; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 8 x 10.5 in. 2 photographic reproductions of a photomechanical print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 photographic reproduction of a painting : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a painting : color ; 7 x 8.5 in. 1 gelatin silver print : b&w ; 4 x 5.5 in. 1 item.
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23 20 Herbert Tily, president 1927-1947, undated; 4 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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2 6 Dr. Rachel Williams, S&C medical Director, 1898-1949, circa 1949, 1949 February 22, 1950, undated [Other identified persons: James A. Waterfield, Edwin S. Severson, Howard Cooper Johnson, Francis R. Strawbridge, Dwight G. Perkins, Randall E. Copeland, Isaac H. Clothier, III, G. Stockton Strawbridge, John F. Simons, Donald C. Mills, Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., J. Clayton Strawbridge.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 in. 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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2 7 Board of directors, 1930, 1930s, 1947, 1957, 1958, circa 1965, circa 1977, undated [Identified persons include Howard Cooper Johnson, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr, Herbert J. Tily, Frederic Strawbridge, Francis R. Strawbridge, George Bartle, John Jackson, Stockton Strawbridge, Robert Strawbridge, Jr., Isaac H. Clothier, III, Donald C. Mills, J. Clayton Strawbridge, Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., Dwight G. Perkins, Robert E. Strawbridge, Morris L. Clothier, Kenneth J. Brownell, Isaac H. Clothier, IV, Robert E. Strawbridge, III, James Gassaway, II, Frank R. Veale, Randall E. Copeland, Francis R. Strawbridge, III, Winthrop Schwab, Peter S. Strawbridge, David W. Strawbridge, Steven L. Strawbridge.] ; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w : 8 x 10 in. 1 item : color ; page from annual report.
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23 21 Board of directors, 1930s, 1947, 1958, 1965, 1973, undated; 5 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 transparency : color ; 8 x 10 in.
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15 2 Board of directors, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1985 [Identified persons include Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., Frank R. Veale, Donald C. Mills, G. Stockton Strawbridge, Randall E. Copeland, Dwight G. Perkins, J. Clayton Strawbridge, Francis R. Strawbridge, Robert E. Strawbridge, Robert E. Strawbridge, Jr., Isaac H. Clothier, III, Frederic Strawbridge, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr.] ; 5 photographic prints : color ; 13.5 x 17 in. matted. 1 photographic print : color ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. matted. 4 photographic prints: b&w ; 9 x 14 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10.5 x 13.5 in. mounted on cardboard.
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25 11 Store executives, undated [Identified persons include Dwight Perkins, Herbert Tily, Justus Strawbridge, Dr. Rachel Williams, Randall Copeland.] ; 11 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 4 slides : color ; 35 mm.
III. Main store - Market Street, Philadelphia exteriors/interiors
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3 1 First store: 8th and Market, 1862, 1868, undated; 1 rendering : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 4 renderings : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic illustration : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 7.5 x 8.5 in.
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23 22 First store: 8th and Market, 1862; 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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3 2 Main store, exteriors, 19th century, 1875, 1878 Septermber 14, 1880, 1881, 1887, 1895, 1898, undated; 1 albumen silver print : b&w ; 6 x 7.5 in. 3 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic proof of a photomechanical print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 1 photographic proof : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8.5 x 10.5 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a photomechanical print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w 7.5 x 9.5 in. 1 photocopy of an invitation : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 in. 1 photocopy of an engraving : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 map ; 11 x 17 in. 1 magazine clipping.
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23 23 Main Store, exteriors, 19th century, 1870, 1875, 1881, 1898; 4 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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3 3 Market Street store, facade, decorated for Elks convention, 1907 July 15 - 22; 1 postcard : b&w ; 3.5 x 6 in. 1 magazine clipping (fragile) : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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3 4 Main store, exteriors, 1908-1929, circa 1911, 1920s, 1921, 1924, 1925; 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic proof of a photomechanical print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 1 photostat : b 2 w ; 8.5 x 10.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. 1 map ; 11 x 17 in.
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23 24 Main store, exteriors, 1908-1929, 1911, 1916, 1919, 1920s, 1924, 1925; 1 negative : b&w : 2.75 x 3.5 in. 3 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 2 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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14 2 Strawbridge and Clothier store, interiors/exteriors, undated; 1 architectural drawing : b&w ; 17 x 22 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 rendering : color ; 18 x 24 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 rendering : color ; 14.5 x 20 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7.5 x 10 in. mounted on cardboard. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 10.5 x 13.5 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. mounted on cardboard.
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12 Exteriors, interiors, and Paris office, circa 1916, undated; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in. mounted on cardboard. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 10.5 x 13 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 9.5 x 13 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 9.5 in. mounted on cardboard. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 7 x 9 in. mounted on cardboard. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 8.5 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 8.5 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7x 9 in. mounted on cardboard (colorized).
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3 5 Laying cornerstone of new building, 1930, 1930 April 21 [Includes store management and members of the Strawbridge and Clothier families: Howard Cooper Johnson, Wilfred H. Keely, Francis R. Strawbridge, Edward P. Simon (architect), Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Isaac H. Clothier, 3rd, Morris L. Clothier, Frederic H. Strawbridge, Robert E. Strawbridge, Herbert J. Tily, George K. Bartle, John Jackson, Harry C. Tily, 2nd.] ; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. 1 magazine clipping.
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23 25 Laying the cornerstone of new building, 1930, 1930 April 21; 3 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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25 13 Building new store/laying of the cornerstone, 1929; 18 transparencies : b&w ; 35 mm.
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3 6 Main store, exteriors, 1930s, circa 1931, circa 1932, 1930s, 1931 November 29, 1932 January, undated; 2 photographic reproductions of photomechanical prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 7 postcards : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 rendering : b&w ; 9 x 10.5 in. 1 rendering : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. (mounted on board). 1 newspaper section. 1 Store Chat magazine.
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23 26 Main store, exteriors, 1930s, 1930s, undated; 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 transparency : color ; 8 x 10 in.
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3 7 Overhead transparencies, undated [Includes notes on the mounting of each transparency about the founders and history of the store at the 8th and Market Streets location.] ; 13 overhead transparencies : b&w ; 6.5 x 7.5 in. mounted.
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3 8 Main store, exteriors, 1940s and 1950s, 1940s, circa 1947, undated [Includes shots of the terraces and of the main entrances decorated for Christmas.] ; 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 5 x 8 in. 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 7 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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23 27 Main store, exteriors, 1940s and 1950s, 1940s, circa 1947; 1 negative : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10
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3 9 Main store, exteriors, 1960s, 1960s, 1967 June 16, undated [Includes photograph of the exterior night time lighting of the building.] ; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in or smaller. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in.
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23 28 Main store, exteriors, 1960s, circa 1960; 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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25 12 Market Street store exteriors, 19th century, 1902, circa 1911, 1916, 1919, 1924, 1925, 1930, undated; 53 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 26 slides : color ; 35 mm. 23 transparencies : color ; 35 mm. 3 panorama transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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3 10 Picture postcards, some exteriors, mostly interiors, circa 1911, undated; 28 postcards : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. or smaller. 2 postcards : color ; 4 x 6 in. 1 coaster : b&w ; 3.75 x 4 in.
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3 11 Interiors, 19th century, Market Street store, 1886, 1898, undated; 6 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 4 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 4 x 5.5 in. 1 engraving : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 in. 4 magazine clippings.
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23 29 Interiors, 19th century, Market Street store, undated; 2 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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13 Store interiors, mostly 19th century, circa 1898, undated; 17 photographic prints : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. mounted on cardboard and altered as a collage. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in. 16 photographic prints : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in or smaller mounted on cardboard.
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3 12 Interiors, Market Street store, 1900-1919, circa 1905, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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23 30 Interiors, Market Street store, 1900-1919, circa 1915; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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3 13 Interiors, Market Street store, 1920s, 1926, 1926 April 1, 1927 March 7, 1928, 1928 September 10, undated; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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3 14 Interiors, Market Street store, 1940s, 1940s, 1949; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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3 15 Interiors, Market Street store, 1950s, 1950 November 26, 1956 March, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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3 16 Interiors, Market Street store, 1970s, 1970 December, undated [Color photographs are of the board room.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 9 photographic prints : color ; 3.5 x 5 in.
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23 31 Interiors, Market Street store, 1970s, 1974, 1976, 1977, undated; 29 negatives : b&w ; 120. 17 slides : color ; 35 mm. 1 negative : color ; 4 x 5 in. 1 transparency : color ; 8 x 10 in.
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25 14 Interiors, Market Street strore, 19th and 20th centuries, 1898, 1900-1919(?), circa 1940(?), 1974, 1990, undated [The transparencies are all of the Food Hall.] ; 68 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 11 slides : color ; 35 mm. 61 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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3 17 Renovations to 4th floor, main store, 1954, 1954 [Contains numerous group shots. Stockton Strawbridge appears in a couple of them.] ; 32 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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25 15 4th floor renovations, 1994 September; 20 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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3 18 Miscellaneous store departments, undated; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 1 photographic proof : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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23 32 Miscellaneous store departments, undated; 3 transparencies : color ; 5 x 7 in. 1 transparency : color ; 8 x 10 in.
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3 19 Plaques and tablets and history gallery (opened 1977 February), 1919, 1931, 1950 August, undated; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 5.5 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 6 x 9.5 in.
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23 33 Plaques and tablets and history gallery (opened 1977 February), 1977 February; 1 negative : color ; 4 x 5 in. 1 transparency : color ; 8 x 10 in. 37 negatives : b&w ; 120.
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27 16 S&C history gallery, undated; 16 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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3 20 Market Street mall, undated [Includes photographs of planning model of Market Street Mall. Most of the materials are on the restoration of the old Lit Brothers store, which became the Mellon Independence Center.] ; 5 photographic prints : color ; 3.5 x 5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w 8 x 10 in. 1 rendering : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 3 renderings : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 rendering : b&w ; 11 x 17 in. 1 photocopy of magazine advertisement : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 in. 1 magazine clipping. 1 contact sheet ; b&w.
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25 16 Market Street East, undated [Identified persons include Mayor Wilson Goode, G. Stockton Strawbridge.] ; 30 slides : color ; 35 mm. 2 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 188 transparencies : color ; 35 mm. 35 negatives : b&w ; 35 mm.
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3 21 The Gallery, Center City, 1974 November 6, 1975 September 30, 1977 August 11, undated [Includes photographs of The Gallery under construction and after opening. Stockton Strawbridge appears in two of the photographs.] ; 7 photographic prints : color ; 5 x 7 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 rendering : color ; 5.5 x 8 in.
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23 34 The Gallery, Center City, undated; 33 transparencies : color ; 120. 4 transparencies : color ; 35 mm. 4 negatives : color ; 4 x 5 in.
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25 17 The Gallery, undated; 40 slides : color ; 35 mm.
IV. Main store: display windows
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4 1 Store windows, 1916, Market Street store, 1916 March, 1916 May, 1916 June, undated; 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in.
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4 2 Store windows, 1943, Market Street store, 1943 [Many display windows are related to the war effort.] ; 40 photographic prints : b&w ; 7.5 x 10 in.
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4 3 Store windows, 1943, Market Street store, 1943 [Many windows are related to the war effort.] ; 38 photographic prints : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in or smaller.
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4 4 Store windows, 1944, Market Street store, 1944 [Many windows are related to the war effort.] ; 33 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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4 5 Store windows, 1945, Market Street store, 1945 August 4-December 18 [Many windows are related to newly won peace.] ; 37 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 6 Store windows, 1945, Market Street store, 1945, February 1-August 4 [Many windows are related to the events pertaining to the end of the war: victory, remembrance, the Red Cross, and Franklin D. Roosevelt's passing.] ; 39 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 7 Store windows, 1942, Market Street store, 1942 [Also contains several photographs of Ardmore and Jenkintown store windows. Many windows are related to the war effort.] ; 22 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 9.5 in.
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4 8 Store windows, 1946-1948, Market Street store, 1946 April 23, 1946 September 18, 1946 November 16, 1947 September 16, 1947 November 20, 1948 November 18; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 9 Store windows, n.d. (circa 1940-1970), 1946(?), 1953 June 13, 1956 December 24, undated [Negative of mens wear window is only shot from circa 1970.] ; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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24 1 Store windows, n.d. (circa 1940-1970), circa 1970 [Men's wear.] ; 1 transparency : color ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 10 Store windows, 1953-1960?, children's clothes, 1953 March 19, 1954 April 9, 1955 March 18, 1956 February 28, 1956 August 7, 1956 September 7, 1957 August 26, 1959 March 1, 1959 August 21, undated; 22 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 11 Store windows, 1961?-1965, children's clothes, 1963, 1963 August, 1964 February, 1964 June, 1964 August, 1965 March, 1965 May, 1965 August, undated; 21 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 12 Store windows, 1966-1974, children's clothes, 1966 May, 1966 August, 1967 June, 1967 August, 1968 March, 1969 June, 1969 August, 1970 February, 1970 March, 1970 May, 1972 August, 1973 April, 1974 March, undated; 24 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 13 Store windows, 1953-1956, Christmas merchandise, 1953 November 25, 1954 November 6, 1954 December 1, 1955 November 10, 1956 November 13; 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 14 Store windows, 1957-1963, Christmas merchandise, 1957 November 22, 1957 November 29, 1958 November 13, 1958 December 12, 1960 November 22, 1960 December 2, 1963, undated; 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 15 Store windows, 1964-1966, Christmas merchandise, 1964, 1964 November, 1964 December, 1965 November, 1965 December, 1966 December, undated; 17 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 16 Store windows, 1967-1968, Christmas merchandise, 1967 November, 1967 December, 1968 November; 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 17 Store windows, 1969?-1977, Christmas merchandise, 1969?-1971? 1972 November, 1972 December, 1973 November, 1974 November, 1974 December, 1975 November, 1977 December 19; 27 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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26 1 Store windows (including Christmas windows), undated; 6 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 3 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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4 18 Christmas windows and decorations, 1949-1975, 1949 November 13, 1950 December 3, 1953 November 14, 1953 November 25, before 1958, 1958 November 13, 1959 November 8, 1960 November 20, 1962, 1964 December, 1966 December, 1968?-1969?, 1975 November, undated [Many of the photographs are of the exterior of the Market Street store decorated for the holidays.] ; 27 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 or smaller
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24 2 Christmas windows and decorations, 1949-1975, 1960 [Christmas wreath.] ; 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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4 19 Religious Christmas windows, 1951-1964, 1951, 1953 December 18, 1954 December 24, 1959 December, 1964 December; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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24 3 Religious Christmas windows, 1951-1964, 1959 December; 1 transparency : color ; 8 x 10 in.
V. Four Freedoms war bond exhibition
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5 1 Four Freedoms war bond exhibition, 1943, 1943 May, 1943 September 9, 1944 January 18 [This album contains items mainly (although not exclusively) concerned with the Four Freedoms War Bond Show that took place at the Strawbridge and Clothier 8th and Market Street store from Saturday, May 15 to Saturday, May 22 in 1943. The show exhibited Norman Rockwell's original oil paintings, The Four Freedoms, along with other original artwork and manuscripts from the Saturday Evening Post. The event was sponsored by the United States Treasury Department and featured a prominent guest each day.Items include an invitation to the show, thank you letters to Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., and speeches and programs for other war bond rallies.Identified persons in photographs include Mrs. Stephan Haas, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Temple University president, Robert L. Johnson, Mayor Samuel, Mr. Roos Wallace and Mr. Eastman of the Saturday Evening Post, Frederic L. Ballard, Mrs. George H. Earle, Ednyfed Lewis, Sergeant Alexander Celli, Charles G. Taylor, George P. Rea, Evan Randolph, C. Stevenson Newhall, Robert E. Strawbridge, Charles Roberts, Anthony J. Felix, Edmund Nash, Thomas H. Keevill, Mrs. John Jackson, David S. Mathers, Mrs. Henry C. Biddle, J. Henry Scattergood, Isaac H. Clothier, III, Robert H. Durbin, Edward L. Wingert, George Steele, Hugh Leahy, Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., William E. Lingelbach, Frederick M. Thayer.] ; 1 album : leather cover, string tied : 10 x 13 in. (closed). Contains 7 items, 21 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in., 41 newspaper clippings.
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14 1 Four Freedoms war bond show, 1943 [The booklet, entitled The Four Freedoms War Bond Show, is the official report of the showing at Strawbridge & Clothier. In it are the planning for the show, remarks made by Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., associated events, advertisements for the show, and the amount of money raised by the show through war bond sales for the week of the show, May 15-22, 1943.The smaller booklet, U.S. Treasury Department and Saturday Evening Post War Bond Show, announces the show and the reasons for supporting the war effort.There are four color prints of the the Four Freedoms paintings by Norman Rockwell that were the center piece of the show.] ; 1 spiral bound booklet ; 11 x 14 in. 54 pages. 1 stapled booklet ; 6 x 9 in. 6 pages. 4 prints : color ; 13 x 16 in. 2 envelopes.
VI. Suburban stores
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6 1 Ardmore store, opened 1930, 1930, 1949 January 22, 1980 May 10, undated [Identified persons include Edith O'Brien, Nell Eichenberger, Sue Barrie, Roy Williams, Vice President of Suburban Square Company, Peter S. Strawbridge, Deborah Faragher, Ardmore Store Manager.] ; 2 photographic reproductions of renderings : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 9 x 10.5 in. 3 renderings : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. 4 postcards : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 1 magazine clipping.
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24 4 Ardmore store, opened 1930, 1930, undated; 38 transparencies : color ; 120. 1 transparency : b&w ; 6 x 7.5 in. matted.
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26 12 Ardmore store, undated; 13 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 3 slides : color ; 35 mm. 36 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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6 2 Burlington, NJ store, opened 1982, 1981 November, undated [All but one of the photographs are of the store under construction.] ; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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26 13 Burlington store, 1992 May, undated; 2 slides : color ; 35 mm. 39 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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6 3 Cherry Hill Mall store, opened 1961, 1956 April 26, 1960 September 21, 1961, undated [Photographs include construction of the store and the contents of the cornerstone. Identified persons include Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., G. Stockton Strawbridge, Eugene Mori, Dwight G. Perkins, Joseph M. McCrane, Samuel P. Orlando. There is one folding color brochure for Cherry HIll Mall.] ; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 6 in. 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 3 photographic reproductions of a rendering : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 9 x 11 in. 1 item. 1 brochure : color.
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24 5 Cherry Hill Mall store, opened 1961, undated [Store exteriors.] ; 3 transparencies : color ; 4 x 5 in. 2 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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26 14 Cherry Hill store, 1992 May, undated; 6 slides : color ; 35 mm. 63 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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6 4 Christiana Mall store, opened 1978, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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24 6 Christiana Mall store, opened 1978, undated [Architectural rendering of the west elevation of the store. Interior mall entrance.] ; 2 transparencies : color ; 4 x 5 in. 3 transparencies : color ; 120.
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26 15 Christiana Mall store, 1992 May, undated; 36 slides : color ; 35 mm. 41 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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26 16 Concord Mall store, 1992 May, undated [Included in this folder are images of the architect's model and an artist's sketches.] ; 52 slides : color ; 35 mm. 290 transparencies : color ; 35 mm. 24 transparencies (panorama) : color ; 35 mm.
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6 5 Echelon Mall store, opened 1970, 1969, 1969 August-September, 1970 October 1, 1970, undated [Identified persons included Jim Rouse, G. Stockton Strawbridge, Mike Hanson (President of Lit Brothers), Anna E. Strawbridge, Randall Copeland, Francis Strawbridge, III, Ed Dodds. Photographs include groundbreaking and laying of the cornerstone. There is one aerial shot of the mall and the surrounding area. The pennant is for the Echelon Mall.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 8.5 in. 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a rendering : color ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic reproductions of a rendering : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 newspaper clipping (One of the 8 x 10 photographs is collaged with the newspaper clipping). 1 pennant.
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26 17 Echelon Mall store, 1992 May; 1 slide : color ; 35 mm. 67 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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6 6 Exton Mall store, opened 1973, 1971, 1971 August 1, 1972 March 1, 1972 December 29, 1973 February 20, 1973 March 5, undated [Photographs include property before, during, and after construction. There are a series of aerial shots as well. Identified persons include G. Stockton Strawbridge, Peter S. Strawbridge, Ed Dodds(?), Jim Rouse, Anna E. Strawbridge, Randall Copeland.] ; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 22 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (one mounted on board). 1 photographic reproduction of a rendering : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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24 7 Exton Mall store, opened 1973, 1971 [Groundbreaking ceremony.] ; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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26 18 Exton Mall store, 1992 May, undated; 2 slides : color ; 35 mm. 33 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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6 7 Zook House near Exton Square store, 1997 May 25, undated [The Zook House was restored and preserved when the mall was built. The printed item in the folder gives the history of the house as well as its uses after restoration. It also provides a brief bio of the artist who created the engraving, Fletcher MacNeill. The newspaper clipping refers to the Zook-Rodney house, which is a different structure to the Zook House that appears in the photograph and engraving. The houses are geographically close to one another.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 engraving : b&w ; 5.5 x 8.5 in. 1 item. 1 newspaper clipping.
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6 8 Jenkintown store, opened 1931, 1931, 1953 December-1954 January, 1954 September 11, 1958, undated; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic reproductions of renderings : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 postcards : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 1 rendering : color ; 10 x 11.5 in.
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24 8 Jenkintown store, opened 1931, 1931, 1955, 1958 [Store exteriors. Aerial view. Drawing.] ; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 transparencies : b&w ; 6 x 7.5 in. matted.
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26 19 Jenkintown store, undated [Many of the images are from the Jenkintown relocation sale. Identified persons include Camille Heppard.] ; 32 slides : color ; 35 mm. 44 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 73 transparencies : color ; 35 mm. 10 transparencies : b&w ; 35 mm. 21 transparencies (panorama) : color ; 35 mm.
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6 9 King of Prussia Mall store, 1987 August 31, undated; 23 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 6 in.
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24 9 King of Prussia Mall store, undated; 26 negatives : color ; 35 mm.
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27 1 King of Prussia Mall store, 1992 May, undated; 30 slides : color ; 35 mm. 29 transparencies : color ; 35 mm. 14 transparencies (panorama) : color ; 35 mm.
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6 10 Neshaminy Mall store, opened 1968, 1968, undated [Identified person includes Peter Strawbridge.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 photographic reproductions of renderings: b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 rendering : color ; 9.5 x 12 in.
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24 10 Neshaminy Mall store, opened 1968, 1968, undated [Store exteriors, including "official photo." Three architectural renderings.] ; 9 negatives : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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27 2 Neshaminy Mall store, 1970, 1992 May, undated; 3 slides : color ; 35 mm. 58 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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6 11 Plymouth Meeting Mall store, opened 1966, 1964 October 21, 1965 September 16, 1965 October, 1966, undated [Identified persons include G. Stockton Strawbridge, Anna E. Strawbridge, Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., Francis Strawbridge, Sr., J. Clayton Strawbridge, Peter S. Strawbridge, Francis R. Strawbridge, III, David Strawbridge (?).] ; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 8.5 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic reproductions of renderings : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat magazine cover : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 in. (mounted on cardboard). 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 8 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8.5 x 11 in (mounted on cardboard).
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24 11 Plymouth Meeting Mall store, opened 1966, undated [Identified persons include G. Stockton Strawbridge. Store exterior and interior mall entrance.] ; 1 negative : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 transparencies : color ; 8 x 10 in.
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27 3 Plymounth Meeting Mall store, 1992 May, undated; 3 slides : color ; 35 mm. 38 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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6 12 Springfield Mall store, opened 1964, 1960 August 24, 1962 July 27, 1963 February, 1963 March, 1963 April, 1963 May, 1963 June, 1963 July, 1963 August, 1963 September, 1963 October, 1963 November, 1963 December, 1964 January 23, 1964 February 12, 1964 March 7, undated [Photographs include before, during and after construction. There are many photographs of the grand opening. The color shots are of the store before the doors were opened to customers. Identified persons include G. Stockton Strawbridge, Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., Randall Copeland, Francis R. Strawbridge, III, Francis R. Strawbridge, Sr., Peter S. Strawbridge.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 9 in. 31 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 30 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 47 photographic prints : color (faded) ; 3.5 x 5 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a rendering : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 newpaper clippings. 3 photocopies of newspaper clippings.
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24 12 Springfield Mall store, opened 1964, undated [Store exteriors. No print of one of the negatives.] ; 2 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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27 4 Springfield store, 1970, 1992 May, undated [Identified persons include Ed Dodds, Francis Strawbridge, III.] ; 2 slides : color ; 35 mm. 1 slide : b&w ; 35 mm. 63 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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27 5 Willow Grove Park store, 1992 May, undated [Included are images of the store under construction, sketches of the completed store, and the mall.] ; 73 slides : color ; 35 mm. 184 transparencies : color ; 35 mm. 14 transparencies (panorama) : color ; 35 mm.
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27 6 Willow Grove Amusement Park, undated [Willow Grove Amusement Park was the site of the Willow Grove Park Mall.] ; 30 slides : color ; 35 mm. 10 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 21 transparencies : color ; 35 mm. 14 transparencies : b&w ; 35 mm.
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6 13 Wilmington, Delaware store, opened 1952 (Merchandise Mart, Edgemoor, Delaware), 1951 July 25, 1951 November, 1952 October 1, 1952, undated [Photograph include construction of the store, interiors, and exteriors. Also included are laying of the cornerstone, preparing the store for opening, and staff. Identified persons include Don Loftus (Board Chairman, Merchandise Mart), Robert E. Strawbridge, Dwight Perkins, Elbert N. Carvel (Governor of Delaware), J. Caleb Bogg (Delaware Congressman), Nicholas duPont (Merchandise Mart Director), P.S. duPont III (Merchandise Mart Director), George Weymouth (Merchandise Mart Director), Thomas E. Brittingham (Merchandise Mart Director), G. Stockton Strawbridge, J. Clayton Strawbridge.] ; 51 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 10 in. 1 rendering : b&w ; 4.5 x 8 in. 2 photographic reproductions of a rendering : b&w : 8 x 10 in. 1 architectural drawing : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 in. 1 newspaper clipping. 1 item : press release ; 3 pages.
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24 13 Wilmington, Delaware store, opened 1952 (Merchandise Mart, Edgemoor, Delaware), 1952, undated [Includes one aerial shot of the store.] ; 2 negatives : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 transparency : b&w ; 6 x 7.5 in. matted.
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27 7 Wilmington store, undated; 14 slides : color ; 35 mm. 18 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
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12 Architectural models of unidentified branch store, undated [The models are by Morganelli-Heumann and Associates.] ; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 in. mounted on cardboard.
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14 3 Suburban stores, exteriors, undated [Exterior shots of Ardmore and Wilmington. Aerial shot of Plymouth Meeting Mall.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10.5 x 13.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 14.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10.5 x 13.5 in mounted on cardboard.
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24 14 Unknown store, undated [Interiors.] ; 4 transparencies : color ; 4 x 5 in. matted.
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27 8 Suburban stores, unknown locations, undated; 20 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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27 9 Unidentified shopping malls, undated; 11 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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7 4 Unidentified groundbreakings, 1972 July-August, undated [Identified persons include J. Clayton Strawbridge, Francis R. Strawbridge, Sr., Dwight Perkins, G. Stockton Strawbridge, Randall Copeland, Peter S. Strawbridge, Winthrop Schwab, Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., Francis R. Strawbridge, III.] ; 21 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in.
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24 17 Unidentified groundbreakings, undated; 2 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
VII. Delivery: wagons and trucks/distribution center/service building/wholesale building/warehouses
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7 1 Horse-drawn delivery wagons, 1887?, 1899, 1900, 1909, 1911, undated; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in. (mounted on cardboard). 1 photographic reproduction of a postcard : b&w ; 3.5 x 6 in. 2 postcards : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. (one is missing one-third of the card). 7 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 paper negative : b&w ; 5.5 x 8.5 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. 1 paper negative : b&w ; 7 x 10 in. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 7 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7.5 x 8.5 in. (mounted on cardboard).
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24 15 Horse-drawn delivery wagons, undated; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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11 Horse-drawn vehicles, 1907, 1909, undated; 27 photographic prints : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. mounted on cardboard front and back. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. mounted on photograph album cover.
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7 2 Delivery trucks (1st truck bought in 1909) 1909 - 1st regular automobile delivery, 1909?, 1911, 1911-1913, 1916, circa 1920, 1922; 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 certificate : metal ; 2.5 x 4 in. 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.5 in. 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 2 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 2 postcards : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 2 photographic reproductions of a negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 5 x 8 in. 5 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4.5 x 6.5 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. (with written modifications).
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24 16 Delivery trucks (1st truck bought in 1909) 1909 - 1st regular automobile delivery, circa 1909, circa 1911, circa 1920, 1922, 1928, undated [Includes 1 negative of text-only message about Delivery Department.] ; 8 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 5 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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25 19 Delivery service, 1906, undated [Includes slides of both horse-drawn wagons and trucks.] ; 20 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
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7 3 Wholesale department, 1879-1925, 1897 March 4, undated; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 5 x 7 in (mounted on cardboard). 1 booklet, A Glimpse at our Wholesale Department (fragile) ; 15 pages. 1 magazine page with photographic images from the wholesale department and factory : b&w ; 7 x 9 in. 1 magazine clipping. 1 set of swatches.
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7 5 Distribution center (near airport), opened 1970, 1969 January 2, 1970, undated [Identified persons include G. Stockton Strawbridge, Mrs. G. Stockton Strawbridge, Randall Copeland, Mayor James Tate, Ed Dodds(?).] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4.5 x 6 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 rendering : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 rendering : color ; 8 x 10 in. (mounted on cardboard). 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 1 item (letter to distribution center associates from Stockton Strawbridge and Randall Copeland).
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25 20 Distribution center, undated; 3 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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7 6 Filbert and Arch Street service building, 1924 August 2, 1962 August, 1964 April 22, 1964(?), undated [Identified persons include G. Stockton Strawbridge, Dwight Perkins.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 2 x 3 in. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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24 18 Filbert and Arch Street service building, 1959, undated; 1 negative, b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative ; b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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7 7 Wholesale building and factory, Filbert above 8th (North building), 1897; 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a photomechanical print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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24 19 Wholesale building and factory, Filbert above 8th (North building), 1897; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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7 8 Warehouses: Poplar Street and Race Street, 1918 July 18, circa 1919, 1968, undated; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. mounted on board (damaged). 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 5 x 5.5 in.
VIII. Anniversaries, employees, clothing department, pageants, celebrities, WWII effort, etc.
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8 1 Employees: athletic activities, 1908 September 5, 1910 October 15, circa 1928, 1964(?), 1971 September, undated [Includes a variety of sports teams: softball, basketball, bowling. Bowling team members are identified on back of photographs.] ; 1 postcard : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 6 in. 7 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. ( 2 mounted on board). 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 4.5 x 11.5 (mounted on paper). 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 11.5 in. (mounted on board).
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24 20 Employees: athletic activities, 1910 April 15, 1913, undated [Includes baseball team "Merchandise Division" and the women's Time Department basketball team: Josephine Meyers, Laura Boyer, Lena Becker, Marion DeGeorge, Rose Carey. Also includes cover of baseball league schedule.] ; 3 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 10 in.
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26 2 Employees: athletic activities, early 1900s, undated [All of the images are of the softball team.] ; 12 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 16 slides : color ; 35 mm. 84 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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15 3 Athletic association banquets, 1911 November 14, 1912 October 22, 1917 April 12; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10.5 x 14 in. mounted on cardboard. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 10.5 x 17.5 in. mounted on cardboard.
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8 2 Celebrities at Strawbridge & Clothier, 1950 November, circa 1975, 1979 May, undated [Identified persons include Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, G. Stockton Strawbridge, Peter S. Strawbridge, Francis R. Strawbridge, III, Pete Rose, Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., Pancho Gonzales, Bob Hope, Joan Crawford, Helen Hayes, Paul Whiteman, Gene Kelly (Phillies broadcaster), Robin Roberts (pitcher), Billie Burke, John Roosevelt, Dwight Perkins, Jean Shrimpton (model), Pat McHugh (football player), Steve Van Buren (football player), Frank McGarrah (Philadelphia Inquirer).] ; 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 4 contact sheet : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item.
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24 21 Celebrities at Strawbridge & Clothier, undated, 1974-1975 [Identified persons include Adolphe Menjou (no print), Bob Hope, John Roosevelt, Stockton Strawbridge, Billie Burke, Dwight Perkins, Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer.] ; 3 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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8 3 Strawbridge & Clothier band and chorus (est. 1882), 1905, 1923, 1925, circa 1936, circa 1944, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1976, 1981 ; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (1 mounted on board). 3 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 7 x 9 in. (mounted on board). 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 in. 1 reproduction of a newspaper clipping. 1 photocopy of newspaper clippings.
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24 22 Strawbridge & Clothier band and chorus (est. 1882), circa 1950, circa 1970, undated; 3 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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14 5 Strawbridge & Clothier chorus, 1931, undated; 1 photographic print : colorized ; 10 x 13 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 9 x 19 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 12 x 18 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 6 x 14 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5.5 x 9.5 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : colorized ; 9 x 20 in. mounted on cardboard.
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25 6 Strawbridge & Clothier chorus, undated; 1 negative ; b&w : 4 x 5 in.
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26 3 Strawbridge & Clothier chorus/glee club, undated; 13 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
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8 4 Employees - social activities, 1883 July 4, 1910, 1925, 1926, 1952 November, 1960, 1964, undated; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 3 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a photomechanical print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a photomechanical print : b&w ; 8 x 12 in. 1 reproduction of newpaper clippings.
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2423 Employees - social activities, 1883 July 4, undated [Includes a shot of a Cash boys' picnic at Isaac Clothier's house and a shot of the Wildwood, NJ vacation home.] ; 2 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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14 6 Cash boys' picnic, 1884, 1885, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 13 x 17 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 12 x 17 in. mounted on cardboard (damaged). 1 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 17 in. mounted on cardboard.
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8 5 Employees, 1907, 1918, 1929 December, 1930s, 1941, 1954, 1955 December, 1974 February, undated [Folder contains a group of photographs sent in by Dolores Beiriger, a former elevator operator, along with a photocopy of a hand written note from her. Francis Strawbridge, Jr., appears in a couple of her photographs. There is also a 10-photograph series on checking and marking that is accompanied by the two-page article from the Store Chat where the photographs were used. There are several pictures of Ella Waters, who worked at Strawbridge and Clothier for over 30 years, retiring as the Public Relations Director in 1967.] ; 17 photogrpahic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 2 photographic prints ; b&w ; 3.5 x 3.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 9 in. 3 items.
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24 24 Employees, circa 1948, 1950s [Unidentified employee and group of employees (no prints for either).] ; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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26 4 Employees, undated [Includes a couple of slides of the "Holly Girls."] ; 11 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
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14 4 Banquets, events, 1926 December 9, 1928 March 14, 1929 December 3, 1929 December 18, 1947 January 22, 1947 February 10, 1952, 1955 April 21, 1961, undated [There are photographs for banquets recognizing different employee groups, store openings, and Herbert Tily's years of service. There are a few shots of entertainment events. There are two photographs of sports teams and some of the people are identified by last name only on the photograph. Some of the identified persons include Howard Heeb, Dick Bennett, Bill Bowman, Jake Derr, Joe McGrath, Herbert Tily.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 20 in mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4.5 x 10 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 20 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 19 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 20 in. mounted on cardboard. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 19 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 17 in.
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15 4 Banquets, 1927 August 22, 1961 March 16 [Banquets are for British merchants and for Macy and Company and Bamberger and Company executives. Identified persons include Morris S. Hanson, Donald C. Mills, Donald B Smiley (Vice President and Treasurer of Macy's), Randall E. Copeland, David L. Yunich (President of Bamberger's), G. Stockton Strawbridge, Wheelock H. Bingham (President of Macy's), Robert E. Strawbridge, Jr., Jack I. Straus (Chairman of the Board of Macy's), Robert E. Strawbridge, James W. Rouse, Charles A Cronheim (Vice President of Macy's), J. Clayton Strawbridge, Jack Meyerhoff, Frank R. Veale, Edwin A. Daniels, Jr., Aubrey Gorman.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 19 in. mounted on cardboard. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7.5 x 13.5 in. matted.
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8 6 Switchboard employees, undated; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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8 7 Quarter Century Club, founded 1908 (also see oversize box for Quarter Century Club dinners), 1908 March 4, 1911 November 29, 1912 October 30, 1921 November 10, 1972, 1975, undated; 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 4.5 x 6 in. 17 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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24 25 Quarter Century Club, founded 1908, 1908, circa 1910, 1912, undated [There are 3 negatives that have no print: inductees circa 1910, a banquet shot, and a declaration about the club.] ; 5 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 4.5 x 6.5 in.
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15 5 Quarter Century Club dinners, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1962, undated; 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 20 in.
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15 6 Quarter Century Club dinners, 1911, 1913, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 10.5 x 17.5 in. mounted on cardboard. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 11.5 x 19.5 in. mounted on cardboard.
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26 5 Group photos and Quarter Century Club, 1914, 1915, undated; 40 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 10 transparencies : b&w ; 35 mm.
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8 8 Employees 50 year service award, 1950, undated [Most of the photographs are of the employee(s) with the then current board of directors.] ; 17 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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8 9 WWII war effort, 1943 August 3, 1943 October 4, 1944 May 26, 1945 February 13, undated; 1 postcard of serviceman with message : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 3 magazine clippings. 5 war bond certificates. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in (one mounted on cardboard). 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 11 in.
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24 26 WWII war effort, 1945, undated [Two negatives that have no print are of front pages of The Evening Bulletin regarding the atomic bomb and the end of the war.] ; 4 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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27 10 World War II effort, 1940s [Includes a slide with names and pictures of employees who were in the service during the war.] ; 19 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
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8 10 Store anniversaries, 1916, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 6 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 6 x 10 in. (mounted on cardboard).
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24 27 Store anniversaries, 1943, 1953 [Two negatives are of the 75th anniversary plaque and one is of the 85th anniversary variety show (no print).] ; 3 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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14 9 92nd Anniversary, "Who's Clowning", 1960 [This album contains photographs from the sales rally for the 92nd anniversary of the store. With each photograph is a rhyme or song lyrics. These items are pasted on heavy construction paper with hand-drawn images of things related to clowns adorning the pages.] ; 1 album : plastic cover, spiral bound : 13 x 18 in. (closed). Contains 28 items, 27 photographic prints : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6 in diameter.
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25 18 125th anniversary, undated [Identified persons include Mayor Ed Rendell, G. Stockton Strawbridge, Peter Strawbridge, Francis Strawbridge, III.] ; 16 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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27 11 Christmas-related activities and things, 1987, undated [Includes slides of gift wrap, shopping bags, store decorations, and a Christmas Carol exhibit. Identified persons include the Bonnie Breme Trio.] ; 40 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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8 11 Unidentified store pageants, 1918 December 28, 1924 December 19, 1971 Spring, undated [Identified persons include Olga Bastianelli, Susan Hancock, Bess Silador, Melanie O'Sullivan, Jane Pritchett, Kay Hartig, Frances DePaul, Jack Cruise, Tom Boyle, Edward Beaver.] ; 34 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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24 28 Unidentified store pageants, undated; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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8 12 Fashions, 19th century, 1868, 1876, 1882, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1890, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1910 [Many of the prints are pages from the Strawbridge and Clothier's Quarterly.] ; 8 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 8.5 x 10.5 in (one is mounted on cardboard). 2 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 7 x 10.5 in. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 7.5 x 11 in. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 9 x 12 in. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 8.5 x 11.5 in. 2 photomechanical prints: color ; 9 x 11.5 in.
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24 29 Fashions, 19th century, 1882, circa 1884, circa 1890s(?), circa 1900s(?) [The 4 x 5 negatives are of different items of women's apparel and have no prints.] ; 5 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 7 x 9.5 in.
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26 6 19th century fashions, undated; 6 slides : color ; 35 mm. 14 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
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8 13 Fashion departments/merchandising, 20th century, 1916, 1927, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1973, undated; 26 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 drawings : colored pencil ; 7 x 10.5 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 10 x 14 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 2 cards : color ; 4 x 6.5 in. (mounted). 2 contact sheets : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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24 30 Fashion departments/merchandising, 20th century, 1910, 1912, 1926, 1970s [There are no prints of the negatives.] ; 3 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : color ; 4 x 5 in. 1 transparency : color ; 5 x 7 in. 2 transparencies ; color ; 8 x 10 in.
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26 7 Fashion merchandising, undated; 80 slides : color ; 35mm.
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26 8 Store displays, merchandising, undated [These images are from non-fashion departments: furniture, china, cosmetics, etc.] ; 5 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 35 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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26 9 UPC computer inventory system, undated; 32 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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26 10 Shoppers, undated [Includes several slides of the closing of the Wilmington store.] ; 6 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 34 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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14 9 Budget store crowd, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 14 in.
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8 14 Philadelphia, city scenes, 1875, 1899, 1926 July 1, 1957 December 27, undated [Material depicts different Philadelphia landmarks and cityscapes, including Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Center City, and the Strawbridge and Clothier store at 8th and Market. There is one dramatic photograph of a warehouse fire and a couple of nice shots of the city at night (one of city hall dating from 1899). Also included is the last day trolleys operated along Market Street at the end of 1957.] ; 1 postcard, illustrated : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 1 postcard booklet (10 cards) : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. 2 photographic reproductions of an engraving : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4.5 x 6.5 in. (mounted on cardboard). 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 8 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in.
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24 31 Philadelphia, city scenes, undated; 31 transparencies : color ; 120 mounted.
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28 1 Philadelphia, 1 of 3, undated [Various views around Philadelphia are depicted, some include the University of Pennsylvania campus, Rittenhouse Square, South Street, Penn's Landing, Independence Mall, the Art Museum, Center City business district and neighborhoods. There are a few aerial shots of Center City and the Art Museum.] ; 264 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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28 2 Philadelphia, 2 of 3, 1975 August, undated [Various views around Philadelphia are depicted, some include old prints of Market street, Boathouse Row, Fairmount Park, the Italian Market, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Center City, Independence Mall, the Art Musuem, 30th Street Station, Society Hill, Veteran's Stadium, JFK Stadium, Chinatown, the Philadelphia Phillies (probably 1980), 1980 World Series parade.] ; 5 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 104 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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28 3 Philadelphia, 3 of 3, 1975 August, undated [Various views around Philadelphia are depicted, some include Center City, Penn's Landing, Independence Mall, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the University of Pennsylvania campus, the LOVE statue. There are a number of aerial shots.] ; 91 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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8 15 Philadelphia mayors, 1912, 1968, 1977, 1978 [Identified persons include Mayor Frank Rizzo, G. Stockton Strawbridge, Randall Copeland, Mayor James Tate, Ella Waters, Mayor Bernard Samuel.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4.5 x 6 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. 6 photographic reproductions of newspaper clippings. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
IX. Ephemera: trade cards, advertisements, logo, radio station, design, manufacturing
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9 1 Advertisements and shopping coupons, 1874 October 17, 1879 September 15, 1895, 1899 May 12, 1922 May 31, 1944 January 18, 1949, 1958, undated [The bulk of the advertisements are from 1949. The flyers are for a war bond rally held in 1944.] ; 1 coupon booklet with 19 coupons ; 2.25 x 4.75 in. 3 magazine advertisements mounted on cardboard ; 2.5 x 4 in. 1 photocopy of a magazine advertisement ; 8.5 x 11 in. 1 poster of a full page newspaper advertisement ; 18 x 24 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a newspaper advertisement ; 5 x 10.5 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a newspaper advertisement mounted on construction paper ; 7.5 x 7.5 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a newspaper advertisement ; 7.5 x 9.5 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a newspaper advertisement ; 7.5 x 11 in. 24 photographic reproductions of newspaper advertisements ; 8.5 x 11 in. 2 flyers ; 7 x 14 in. 1 advertisement ; 8 x 11 in.
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24 32 Advertisements and shopping coupons, 1906 [Clover Day advertisement (no print).] ; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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9 2 Folding hand fans, advertising giveaways, 1906, 1926, undated [The Santa Claus pin is from the Toy Department, and the notepad is from the store restaurant.] ; 1 Santa Claus pin. 1 silver dollar. 1 Easter notepad. 6 folding hand fans. 1 hand fan (fragile, damaged).
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27 13 Advertisements and ephemera, 1865, 1868, 1876, 1893, 1906, 1917, undated [Includes images of advertisements and articles about the failed takeover bid of the the company.] ; 29 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 30 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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9 3 Strawbridge & Clothier "Seal of Confidence" (logo), after 1911, before 1941 [Details changed on the "Seal of Confidence" throughout the history of the store such as the Native American headdress and the elm tree in the background.] ; 1 "Seal of Confidence" medal. 1 photographic print (altered) : b&w ; 5 x 6 in. 5 paper "Seals of Confidence".
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24 33 Strawbridge & Clothier "Seal of Confidence" (logo), after 1944; 1 negative : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 transparency : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 transparencies : color ; 8 x 10 in.
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27 12 Strawbridge & Clothier and Clover logos, undated; 20 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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9 4 Security (shoplifting), undated [The proofs depict shoplifting scenarios.] ; 4 proofs : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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9 5 Strawbridge & Clothier trade cards and saving coupons, 1880 December, 1905, 1910 February, undated [The color photograph is of the trade card collection of Mrs Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. The postcards are from Strawbridge and Clothier's Fete Internationale in 1910.] ; 2 trade cards ; 2.5 x 3.5 in. 1 trade card ; 3 x 4 in. 1 trade card ; 4 x 6.5 in. 1 trade card ; 3.25 x 5 in. 1 invitation ; 3.5 x 3.5 in. 30 saving coupons. 14 postcards : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 1 photocopy of Store Chat magazine page. 2 photocopies of trade cards ; 4 x 6 in. or smaller. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction of a trade card : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 trade cards mounted on wood ; 3 x 4.5 in.
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9 6 WFI radio station, begun 1922, circa 1923, 1930s, undated; 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 8 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 6 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in (mounted on board). 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 4.5 x 7 in.
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24 34 WFI radio station, begun 1922, undated; 3 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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26 11 WFI radio station, undated; 4 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
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9 7 Stock photos of historical bridal gowns (usage by S&C unknown), undated; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. smaller.
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27 14 Art Deco design, undated [Includes images of Art Deco jewelry, household items, and objets d'art. There are several unidentified people as well.] ; 34 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
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27 15 Mattress manufacturing, circa 1906, 1915, undated [Mattress manufacturers identified in the slides are Stearns & Foster, Ostermoor & Company, and Shifman Brothers.] ; 20 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 20 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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14 7 Modern Athenians, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1839, 1847, 1889 March 9 [John Wanamaker (Strawbridge and Clothier competitor) is on the cover of the newspaper regarding his appointment as postmaster general. Two different men are in each of the four Modern Athenian prints; identified men are George Sandy, James Peddie, Professor John Wilson, George Joseph Bell, W. Burn Callender, Sir C. Menteith, James Ayton, Alexander Robertson.] ; 1 newspaper ; 12 pages (fragile). 4 engravings : color ; 10 x 11.5 in. matted. 1 engraving : color ; 10.5 x 16 in.
X. Clover stores, illustrations from Family Business: The Momentous Seventies
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10 1 Clover ribbon-cutting ceremonies and ground breaking, 1972, 1972 May 19, 1973 September 12, 1979 September 19, undated; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 6 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 3 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in (mounted on board).
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25 1 Clover ribbon-cutting ceremonies and ground breaking, 1972 [Morrisville, PA ribbon cutting.] ; 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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10 2 Clover: executives, stores, exteriors and interiors, undated; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 6 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 5 in. 5 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 newspaper clipping.
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25 2 Clover: executives, stores, exteriors and interiors [Identified persons include William Rittmeyer, G. Leonard Shea, White.] ; 37 transparencies : color ; 120. 6 transparencies : color ; 5 x 7 in. 8 transparencies : color ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : color ; 4 x 5 in. 1 slide : color ; 35 mm.
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27 17 Clover: executives, stores, exteriors and interiors, undated; 8 slides : b&w ; 35 mm. 49 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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10 3 Visuals used in Family Business (1968), 1874, 1930, circa 1968, undated [Identified persons include Frederic H. Strawbridge, Robert E. Strawbridge, Morris L. Clothier, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Francis R. Strawbridge, Peter S. Strawbridge, David Strawbridge, Steven Strawbridge. This folder also contains an image of a couple of pages of Justus C. Strawbridge's (co-founder) notebook.] ; 3 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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25 3 Visuals used in Family Business (1968), 1874, 1908, 1968 [Identified persons include Mayor Tate, Randall Copeland, Stockton Strawbridge (no print).] ; 3 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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10 4 Visuals used in Family Business: The Momentous Seventies (1981), 1954, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, undated [These images are for the publication, Family Business: The Momentous Seventies and span several decades. Identified persons include Steven L. Strawbridge, David W. Strawbridge, Peter S. Strawbridge, Francis R. Strawbridge, III, Robert E. Strawbridge, III, G. Stockton, Strawbridge, Randall Copeland, Joan Foy, Tim McNamara, Joe Castaldi, Ray Findley, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Isaac H. Clothier, III, Isaac H. Clothier, IV, Francis R. Strawbridge, Sr., Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., Jim Rouse, Anna E. Strawbridge, Mayor James Tate, Winthrop Schwab, Ella Waters, Joan Crawford, Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, Robert E. Strawbridge, Sr., Dwight Perkins, Ruth Sampson, Ken Brownell, Edward J. Dodds.] ; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 4 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 3 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. or smaller. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 2.5 x 4 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (retouched). 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 7 in. 1 photographic reproduction ; b&w 8.5 x 10 in. 1photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 6 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 magazine clipping.
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25 4 Visuals used in Family Business: The Momentous Seventies (1981), 1969, 1973, undated [Identified persons include Frank Veale, G. Stockton Strawbridge, Isaac H. Clothier IV (Quartie), Frank Rizzo, Randall Copeland, Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, Joan Crawford.] ; 9 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 2 negatives : color ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 8 transparencies : color ; 35 mm. 32 transparencies : color ; 120. 4 transparencies : color ; 4 x 5 in. 1 transparency : color ; 5 x 7 in. 4 transparencies : color : 8 x 10 in.
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10 5 Miscellaneous, 1874, 1918 April, 1920?, 1927 March, 1932?, 1969 December, 1972, 1977 August 11, undated [Identified persons include the McKeever family (their connection to Strawbridge & Clothier is not apparent). There are several prints of Lupton Steel shelving installed at Gimbel Brothers department store and Philadelphia Wholesale Drug Company. There is also a print of a protestor outside of the 8th and Market Store admonishing shoppers not to buy imported shirts so that American workers can keep their jobs.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 3 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 6 x 8 in. 3 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 2 albumin silver prints : b&w ; cart de visites. 1 collodion silver chloride print : b&w ; cabinet card. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 5 x 7.
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25 5 Miscellaneous, undated [Identified persons include the McKeever family.] ; 11 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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10 6 Family Business: The Momentous Seventies, 1981 [This pulication provides a history of the company from 1969 through 1979. In the back it has family trees of both the Strawbridge and Clothier families and summary financial data for the company. It is dedicated to G. Stockton Strawbridge.] ; 1 publication, bound ; 224 pages.
XI. Store Chat magazine for employees photographs
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16 1 October 1949, undated [Mostly photographs of the warehouse and its staff.] ; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 2 November 1949, undated [Identified persons include Minerva Morgan, Edwin Hannock.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. one mounted on cardboard. 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. altered and mounted on cardboard.
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16 3 December 1949, undated [Identified persons include Anderson, Albert Wellington. There are several prints of the Ardmore Store's Santa Claus.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 24 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item.
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16 4 January 1950, undated; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 5 February 1950, undated; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5.5 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 6 March 1950, undated [Some of the photographs are of bowling, table tennis, and an apparent blood drive.] ; 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 7 April 1950, 1950 April, undated [Identified persons include Leona Shields, Pearl Stevenson, Miss Flaherty, Katherine Fischelis.] ; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 4.5 in. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 8 May 1950, undated [The shots are from the Jenkintown store of children sitting on the lap of a woman dressed up as the Easter bunny.] ; 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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16 9 June 1950, undated [A few of the shots are of a woman's basketball team.] ; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 10 July 1950, 1950 June 7, undated; 22 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 11 August-September 1950, undated [Identified persons include Jayne Kelly, Joseph Sadowski, Stewart Millert? (last name is illegible).] ; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 12 October 1950, 1950 September, undated; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 13 November 1950, undated [A few shots of bowling. Many of the photographs are of the employee cafeteria, lounge and its staff.] ; 25 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 14 December 1950, 1949 November, undated [Identified persons include Rose Hatton.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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25 7 December 1950, undated; 2 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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16 15 January 1951, 1950 December 11, undated [Included are holiday party shots from various departments. Identified departments include Pay Office, Marking Department (individuals are identified on the back of the photograph), Art and Needlework, Misses Coats, Sub basement Receiving and Marking, Infants and Childrens (Ardmore), Cafeteria, 10th Floor, 4th Floor (Ardmore), Advertising Department. Identified persons include Millie Simes, Barbara Swanson. There is also a photograph of the Abington High School Acapella Choir, which performed at the Jenkintown store.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 3.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 6 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 25 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 16 February 1951, undated; 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 17 March 1951, 1951 March, undated; 18 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 18 April 1951, undated; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 4 x 4.5 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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16 19 May 1951, undated [Identified persons include William Eppright, Dorothy "Dolly" Benson, Ted Rogers, David Stout, Donald Kilgus, E.J. Sweeney.] ; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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16 20 June 1951, undated [Identified persons include Bernard Heron, Kenneth Ridden, Margaret Miller (Ardmore), Mrs. Macolly, Edward Poppert, Claude Bender, Harry Leonard, Alice Tompkins (Ardmore), Elizabeth Herst, Linda Pettrizzo, Elma Morris.] ; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. mounted on cardboard. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 21 July-August 1951, undated [Identified persons include Dick Maguire, James Taggert, Carolyn Walsh, Patricia White (Jenkintown), Joseph Kelley, L.S. HIggs, Margaret Ariden, Ralph Most, Clara Schmitt, Elizabeth Kuchler, Harry Thompson, "Maid of Cotton."] ; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 22 September 1951, undated [Identified persons include Heston Warner, Richard Barker, Jean Ford.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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16 23 October 1951, 1951 September 18, undated [Identified persons include Helen Pryzwara, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ball, H. Twin, Mrs. Killner, Pat Martin, Barbara R. Rommane, John Pazarian.] ; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3 x 3 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 6 in.
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25 8 October 1951, undated [Identified person includes Helen Pryzwara.] ; 1 negative : b&w ; 120.
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16 24 November 1951, undated [Identified persons include Miss Evoul, Bernhard Esoda, Lena Capone, Patricia Whitman, Mr. Manning, Louis Bell, Sara B. Coy. There is a photograph of only African-American workers seated in a dining room; all are wearing uniforms. Unfortunately, there is no identification of individuals.] ; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 1.5 x 2 in. mounted on cardboard. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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16 25 December 1951, undated [Identified persons include Dolly Benson, John W. Bisbing] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 19 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 1 January 1952, undated [Many photographs are of different department holiday parties. Identified departments include 3rd Floor Department, Brides Shop, Display Department, Treasurer's Office 10th Floor, 6th Floor, Shoe Department, Employee Cafeteria.] ; 22 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 2 February 1952, undated [Identified persons include Nick Naum, Albert McCrae, Kohran Hovsepian, Mr. Knight, Mr. Della Penna, Charles Thomas, Betty Connors?, Maria Ahern (Jenkintown), Helen Harback, Anne Bache, Ms. Westbrook (Jenkintown), Jenkintown Delivery Department, Kathryn Grigson, Emily Gogel, Mrs. E.T. Hirsh.] ; 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 3 March 1952, undated [Identified groups and persons include Mr. and Mrs. Hancock, Ardmore Group of Quarter Century Club.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 4 April 1952, 1952 February 21, 1952 April, undated [Several of the photographs are of a blood drive. Identified groups include Margaret H. Oakey children, Boys Basketball team, Executive Basketball team, April Blood Bank, Ardmore members of the Strawbridge and Clothier Bridge team.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.5 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 3.5 in. 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 5 May 1952, undated [Most of the photographs are of the 84th Anniversary Sales Convention and a Jenkintown fashion show. Identified persons include George Derr (Jenkintown), Jean Trouth, Mercedes Kummer, Mary C. Barrett, Joan McCann.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 37 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 6 June-July 1952, undated [Identified persons include Gilda Barnhart, Agnes Morrison, Edna Schmidt, Margaret Reeves, Elizabeth "Sil" Zwetolitich, Pauline Saulinas, Ruth Bushnel, Marie Dragoo, Amelia MacIver, Micheal D'Ambrosio, Mary Lou Pappas, Golda Carter, Don Murphy, Ruth Hughes, Beauty Daniels, Eleanor Garland, Gwen Workman, Gladys Ramsey, Eleanor Taylor, Lucy Lucas.] ; 5 photographic prints ; b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 7 August 1952, undated [Identified persons include Mary Ellen Schmid, Mary J. Penrose, William Hazelton (Ardmore), Elsie Carey, Marty Maguire, Nancy Mesirov, Jean Elberson Gerry, Rhea Lafferman, Kaye Maloney.] ; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 8 September 1952, undated; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 19 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 9 November 1952, undated [Identified persons include Hamilton Reeve (Ardmore).] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 21 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 December 1952, 1952 September 27, undated [Identified persons include Ms. DeVries, Catherine Johnstone(?), Mabel Curran, Jeannette Gerard, Larry Feinstein, Frank L. Murphy (Ardmore), William H. Paul, Anthony Robert Villari, Ethel Zehender, Joseph F. Schramm, Sheila Graham, Nonnie L. Morley, Elsie Martin. Photographs of both the Ardmore and Jenkintown blood drives are included.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. 17 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 10 in. 24 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 11 January 1953, undated; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 8 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 12 February 1953, undated [Identified persons include Mary Lee Williams, James Moore, Lawrence Anastasi, Margaret Carroll, Gloria Anderson, Percy H. Wilson, Jr., Dolores MacLachlan. Identified departmental holiday parties include Mrs. Water's party, 11th Floor Cafeteria, Alterations 5th Floor North, Soda Fountain Basement, 13th Floor Markers, Statistical, Basement Receiving and Marking, Advertising, Traffic 13th Floor, Linen, Luggage and Men's Hats, Boy's Clothing, China, 6th Floor Restaurant, 4th Floor Receiving and Marking, 3rd Floor Receiving and Marking.] ; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.5 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 2.5 x 4 in. 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 10 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 10 in. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 6.5 x 10 in.
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17 13 March 1953, 1953 March, undated [Identified persons include P. Bell, Harry Lip, Barbara Agnes, Rosemary Brettol, Frances K. Brown, Mary Lutz. There is a photo from a Quarter Century Club banquet and several photographs of parking outside the Philadelphia store during the trolley strike.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.5 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 24 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 6 x 10 in. 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 14 April-May 1953, undated [Identified persons include Mary Ann Hubbs, Edwina Brown, Francis Strawbridge, Jr.] ; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. or smaller. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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17 15 June-July 1953, undated [Identified individuals include Lucille Tuso, Mary Lou Pappas, Carol Jones, Lloyd Cole, Edith MacHatch, Anna Bomberger (Wilmington), Deborah Craig, Leah Hamilton (Wilmington), Bob Patton, Elizabeth Schaeffer, Paul Evans, Mrs. Smallwood (Wilmington), Mary Jacoby, Howard Kay, Charles Burress, Janet Carswell, Elizabeth Liggon.] ; 33 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 16 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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17 16 August-September 1953, undated [Identified persons include Caroline Irr, Wes and Phyllis Benson.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 2 x 3.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 9 in. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 11 in.
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17 17 October 1953, undated [Identified persons include Mary Ann Hubbs, Joyce Andrews.] ; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.5 in. 17 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in. 31 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 26 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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18 1 November 1953, undated [Many of the photographs are of receiving and marking operations. Identified persons include Edward Smith, John Culbreath, Gloria Bullock, Regina Young, Carrie Mae Williams, Sheila Graham, Mary Fazzi, Mary Hamilton, Fred Hamilton, Adrienne Kostyk, Al Thomas, Joseph Giordano, Vincent Masse, Walter P. Jeakins, Ella Waters, Frank G. Sheddy, Philip Jackson, William A. Rittmayer, Raymond Dasch, Robert Quinn, Robert Robertson, Jr., John F. Simons, Joseph H. Thorpe, Marie Ayers, Florence Wright, Elizabeth A. Foster, Helen Findlay, Helen P. Hopkins, Gene Cumminskey, Blakeland H. Bass, Warner Heston, Lillian Teitler, Ralph F. Perkins, Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr.] ; 22 photographic prints : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.5 in. 14 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 5 in. 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 7 in. 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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18 2 December 1953-January 1954, undated [Identified persons and departments include Walter Moylan, Basement Soda Fountain.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 5 in. 14 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 7 x 7 in. 18 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
18 3 March 1954, undated [Identified persons include Mr. Hancock, Mr. Jenks, Mr. Ryan, Dwight Perkins, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Francis R. Strawbridge, Sr., Isaac H. Clothier, III.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
18 4 April 1954, undated [Identified persons include Evangeline Gillespie, Dwight Perkins, G. Stockton Strawbridge.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
18 5 May 1954, undated [Identified persons include Anna Coleman, Ella Waters.] ; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 17 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 in.
Box Folder
18 6 June 1954, undated [Identified persons include Lillian Teitler, Jim Ross, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Florence Fleischer, Dwight Perkins, G. Stockton Strawbridge, Ella Waters.] ; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5.5 x 6.5 in. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
18 7 July-August 1954, undated; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
18 8 September-October 1954, 1954 August 26, undated; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 26 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
18 9 November 1954, 1954 October 1, undated [Identified persons include Mary E. Costello, Dwight Perkins, G. Stockton Strawbridge, J Clayton Strawbridge, Isaac H. Clothier, III.] ; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
18 10 December 1954, undated [Identified persons include Polly Strawbridge, Helen Shea.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
Box Folder
18 11 January 1955, undated [Identified persons include Elaine Warren, Edward Rowan, Dorothy Nece, Tom Ward, John Kapps, Marlene Schamis, Frank LaSalvia, Steve Schemmel, Dennis Caponigro, Leonard Holcroft, Jean Marie Turner, Theresa Buivydas, Lorraine Chapes.] ; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
18 12 February-March 1955, 1955 January 20, undated [Identified persons include Dwight Perkins, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., J. Clayton Strawbridge, Isaac H. Clothier, III.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
18 13 April 1955, undated [Identified persons include J. Elon Carmen, Ethel Credno, Violet Anderson, Ruth Erb, Mary Stockman, Jean Schock, Rosa Keating, L.M. Hastings, Dolores McLachlan. Includes a series of lunch platters for a feature on nutritious eating.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 5 in. or smaller. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 17 photographic prints : b&w ; cut into star-shapes and mounted on construction paper. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; cut out and mounted on construction paper. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 drawings : b&w ; cut out and mounted on construction paper. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
18 14 May 1955, 1955 March 9, undated [Identified persons include G. Stockton Strawbridge, Dwight Perkins, Robert E. Strawbridge, Sr., Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Isaac H. Clothier, III, Mrs. Dwight Perkins, Polly Strawbridge.] ; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 19 pages. 1 item.
Box Folder
18 15 June-July 1955, 1955 April 16, undated [Identified persons include "Maid of Cotton" DeLois Faulkner, Mrs. Edward M. Condon, Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr., Ella Waters.] ; 43 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. One is mounted on cardboard.
Box Folder
18 16 August-September 1955, 1955 June 11, undated [Identified persons include Isaac H. Clothier, III, G. Stockton Strawbridge (?) playing softball.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
18 17 October-November 1955, undated [Identified persons include Christine Ambler, Anne Nedock, Andrew Minder, Madlyn Cavagnaro, William Pooler, Joseph Dangel, Carl Guynup, William Rose Richard Bobb, Kathleen Roberts, Walt Penny, Bobby Moore, Charles Coward, Charles Siner, Andy Graves, Marie Lambert, Jerold Bratsker, Ed Meredith, Josephine Donahue, Phil DeMatteo, Vera Chila, Jim Hair, Jim Robb, Joe Giordano, John Chuhinka, Frank Ryan, Ralph Lucas, Bob Schmidt, Ronnie Rudd, Therese Murray, Edythe Lloyd, Eleanor Sharpley.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 6.5 x 6.5 in. 25 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 9 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
19 1 December 1955, 1955 November 2, undated [Identified persons and groups include Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr. and the executive training class.] ; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
19 2 January 1956, undated [Identified persons include Al Stine, Joseph Greenwich, Marie Lambert.] ; 7 photographic prints : b& w ; 4 x 5 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
19 3 February 1956, undated [Identified persons include Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr.] ; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
19 4 March 1956, undated [Identified persons include Charles J. Shannon, Jessie K. Veith, Gertrude Swerdlow, Joe Palermo, Marie K. Possehl, Frances L. Sutton, John Snee, Frank M. Layton, Elsie Novack, Marion Connor, Cecilia Winslow, Roy Beittel, Robert Matey, Ella Waters, Helen Leibrand, Joan Wilson, Marlyn Sikora, Bernice Barry, Evelyn Reif, Mildred McAndrews, Pat Clarkson, Nancy Weathers, Nancy Collins, Merc Kummer, Elizabeth M. Scott, Walter Colgan, Bill Abrahamson, Bill Wolf.] ; 33 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 2 photographic prints : b& w ; 5 x 7 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
19 5 April 1956, undated [Identified persons include Jesse Francis Wills, J. Richard Dallas, Kathryn Kirkwood, Louise Stitt, Kathryn J. West, Annette Frey, Blanche Wallis, Peggy Murdock (TV personality).] ; 30 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
14 8 April 1956, undated [Identified persons include G. Stockton Strawbridge. Photographic print was taken from Box 19 Folder 5, April 1956 from series: Photographs for Store Chat magazine for employees.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 9.5 x 11.5 in. (damaged).
Box Folder
19 6 May-June 1956, undated [Identified persons include G. Stockton Strawbridge, Nellie Murray, Paul Miller.] ; 1 drawing : b&w ; 3 x 7.5 in. 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 25 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
19 7 July-August 1956, undated [Identified persons include Ella Waters, Jason Ross, Frederic Strawbridge. Evelyne Le Bermuth, Peggy Hirst, Carl Berger.] ; 15 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. or smaller. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
19 8 September-October 1956, undated [Identified persons include Mary C. Dineen, Frances Arkless, Rose Sanderson, Jeannette H. Schoch, William J. Ferguson, Grance Ireland, William C. Numbers, Jenny Kessler, Barbara McBride.] ; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. or smaller. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 5 in. 43 photographic prints : b& w ; 4 x 5 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
19 9 November 1956, undated [Identified persons include Zita Blaney, Elwood Flore, Lydia Friend, Henry F. Hemsing, Olive Hughes, Clara James, Rose M. Lawless, Betty Knorr, Sheila A. Graham, Verna Davis, Donald I. Older, Rosemary R. Brettol, Winfield Judson, Eleanor Scarlett, Mary P. Kiefer, Marie A. Moor, Ruth Ressler.] ; 45 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
19 10 December 1956, undated [Identified persons include Catharine Powers, Ruth Sanderson, Perle Luthian, Veroncia Ryan, Betty Jane Taylor, J. Anna Watt.] ; 62 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 5 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 15 pages.
Box Folder
19 11 March-April 1993, 1963, 1972, 1992, undated [A significant portion of the prints are from the Clover Stores. Identified persons and groups include Jill Rainey, Corinthinan Room, Philip Brown, Dorothy Wright, Nola Mitchell, Lionel Dolphin, Larry Nixdorf, Teresa Davis, Linda Tornell, Bob Thompson, Paul Lamber, Employee Cafeteria, Design Studio, Brenda Kern, Debbie Whiteside, Sam Kabatt, Betty Shelton, Leroy Anderson, Lorraine Lankford, Richard Reuling, Gloria Cheers, Gloria Evans, Helen Blisared, Gloria Rudd, William Miles, Josephine Dillon, Maria Heidler, Dolores Afiliani, Wayne Cosser, Patricia Goodwin, Norma Butler, Arthur Arakelian, Richard Gates, Janet McClain, Ruth Streets, Marion Tasco (Philadelphia City Council), Maria Dunbar, Linda Gasser, Edward B. Smith, Mary McAdams, Mary Plys, Doris Congelton, Karry Banks, Helen Hill, Marge Carr, Marlene Muir, Kelly Ware, Michelle McDonald, Rebecca Quigley, Sharon Palmer.] ; 40 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. 28 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 5 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 6 in. or smaller. 12 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 4 in. or smaller. 1 Store Chat employee magazine ; 8.5 x 11 in. 23 pages.
XII. Lantern slides
Box Folder
20 1-11 Strawbridge and Clothier building exteriors, 1862, 1878, 1917, 1925, undated [The slides include images of the 8th and Market Streets location, warehouses, and the Ardmore and Jenkintown stores.] ; 11 lantern slides : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
20 12-22 Interiors, undated [Slides include images of business offices, merchandise departments, restaurant, radio station, library, and employee spaces.] ; 10 lantern slides : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. 1 lantern slide : color ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
20 23-28 Views of Broad Street, Philadelphia, 1860, 1890s, undated; 6 lantern slides : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
20 29-35 Co-founders Justus Strawbridge, Isaac Clothier, and sons, undated [Family members include Justus Strawbridge, Isaac Clothier, Morris Clothier, Isaac Clothier, Jr. Frederic Strawbridge, Robert Strawbridge, and Francis Strawbridge. Herbert Tily, who served as president of Strawbridge and Clothier, also appears in one of the slides.] ; 6 lantern slides : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. 1 lantern slide : color ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
20 36-48 Employees of Strawbridge and Clothier, undated [Identified persons include Herbert Tily, Mr. Mayhew, Mr. Garman, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Keely, Mr. Warnock, John Jackson. Stevens and Mayhew appear at two different ages.] ; 13 lantern slides : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
21 1-4 Employee banquets and groups, 1926, undated [Functions include Quarter Century Club, Washington trip, Operatic Society.] ; 4 lantern slides : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
21 5-12 Examples of personnel records, 1920s, undated; 8 lantern slides : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
21 13-23 Delivery trucks, undated [Two slides of the garage are also included.] ; 10 lantern slides : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. 1 lantern slide : color ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
21 24 Bill of sale, 1865; 1 lantern slide : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
21 25-27 Advertisements, 1874, 1920s, undated; 3 lantern slides : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
21 28-30 S&C symbols, undated [Seal of Confidence, Penn Treaty Tree, Clover Day emblem] ; 3 lantern slides : color ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
21 31 Editorial by sons of the founders, undated; 1 lantern slide : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
XIII. Glass negatives
Box Folder
22 1-4 Co-founders Justus Strawbridge, Isaac Clothier and their sons, 1908, undated [Identified persons include Justus Strawbridge, Isaac Clothier, Morris Clothier, Isaac Clothier, Jr., Frederic Strawbridge, Robert Strawbridge, Francis Strawbridge.] ; 4 glass negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
22 5-11 Store employees and others, undated [Identified persons include Herbert Tily, Frederick Fraley (president of Western Savings Fund).] ; 7 glass negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
22 12-17 Store exteriors, 1878, undated; 6 glass negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
22 18-20 Store interiors, undated; 3 glass negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
22 21-31 Employee banquets and activities, 1914, 1925, 1920s, undated [Identified groups include Quarter Century Club, Glee Club(?), outing to Willow Grove Park(?), trip to Washington.] ; 11 glass negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
22 32 Delivery truck, undated; 1 glass negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
22 33 Bill of sale, 1865; 1 glass negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
22 34 Advertisement, undated; 1 glass negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
22 35-36 Strawbridge & Clothier symbols, undated [Seal of Confidence; clover.] ; 2 glass negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
22 37 Editorial by the sons of the founders, undated; 1 glass negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
22 38-46 Street scenes and buildings, undated [Includes images of Girard Trust Building and statue of Benjamin Franklin donated by Mr. Strawbridge.] ; 9 glass negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
XIV. Associates
Box Folder
28 4 Recruitment slide presentation (1 of 4), undated [This is an incomplete slide presentation for management recruitment program. Slides are numbered.] ; 55 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
28 5 Recruitment slide presentation (2 of 4), undated [This is an slide presentation for the management recruitment program. Slides are numbered.] ; 76 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
28 6 Recruitment slide presentation (3 of 4), undated [This is an incomplete slide presentation for the management recruitment program. Slides are numbered.] ; 47 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
28 7 Recruitment slide presentation (4 of 4), undated [This is an incomplete slide presentation for the management recruitment program. Slides are numbered.] ; 45 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
28 8 Slide presentations (partials)(1 of 2), undated [Slides are identified alphanumerically. There are groups of slides for several different alphanumeric series. Some individuals are identified by last name only. Identified persons include Camille Heppard, Arcaro, Briddell, Esposito, Marrocco, Paul Rose.] ; 60 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
28 9 Slide presentations (partials)(2 of 2), undated [Slides are identified alphanumerically. There are groups of slides for several different alphanumeric series. Some individuals are identified by last name only. Identified individuals include Alexander, Burkhardt, Edinger, Koch, Mannal, Triebl, Gavaghan, Ray Fehrle, Aitken, Blue, Bruce, Dittess, Flynn, Judson, Matz, Sanbrotti, Steinberg, Bass, Deak, Alex Miller.] ; 53 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
29 1 Recruiting, undated [These are slides of management and associates that may have been used in executive recruitment presentations. Some are identified by last name only: Koch, Logie, Bozzi, Byrne, Mannal, Marrocco, Lepo, Matz, Sanbrotti, Steinberg, Rankin, Pritchard, Moore.] ; 154 slides : color ; 35 mm. 88 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
29 2 Executive recruitment people 1990, 1990 [These are images of mangement and associates that were likely used in executive recruitment slide presentations. Also include are two sheets of transparencies identified as Concord store employees.] ; 299 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
29 3 Employees (1 of 4), undated [Identified persons include Henry Hemsing, Leroy Dempsey, Jim O'Neill, Ray Fehrle, Barbara West, Sherry Lawrence, Hazel Peach, Audrey Bowen, Camille Heppard, Dawn Wilson, Paulette McKeever, Sylvia Keay.] ; 57 slides : color ; 35 mm. 7 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
29 4 Employees (2 of 4), undated [Identified persons include Paul Rose.] ; 80 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
29 5 Employees (3 of 4), undated; 80 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
29 6 Employees (4 of 4), undated [Identified persons include Paul Rose] ; 80 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
29 7 Employees, group images, undated; 33 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
30 1 Executives, undated [Some people are identified by last names only. Identified persons include Fowlker, Owen, Wilson, Cox, Firman, Anibal, Arbizo, Lohan, Christiansen, O'Neill, Combs, Rivas, Monahan, Diann Sgrillo, Arlene Frank, Michelle Leighton, Hazel Peach, Tim Corcoran, Dee Wilcox, Walt Cleaver, Jeannine Bedford, Bill Hearn, Don O'Connor, Harry Hinkle, Bert Chapman, Chris Dixon-Graff, Chuck Hollender, George Gorman, Bob Curcio, Clayhousen(?), Carol Beck, Randie Berman, Timmons, Bob Muskas, Kirk Grotyohann, Bill Hemsing.] ; 467 transparencies : color ; 35 mm. 99 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
30 2 Sales, undated; 62 slides : color ; 35 mm. 152 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
30 3 Sales support, 1992 May, undated [One sheet of transparencies is identified as being of Christiana store employees.] ; 44 slides : color ; 35 mm. 229 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
30 4 Jenkintown employees, undated; 20 slides : color ; 35 mm. 106 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
30 5 Quarter century club, undated [Persons identified by last name only include Bruce, Esposito, Dittess, Aitken, Flynn, Arcaro, Briddell, Gavaghan, Alexander, Blue, Briddell, Cleaves, Deak, Rankin, Talamini, Wissman Triebl, Edinger, Steinberg.] ; 32 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
30 6 Employees, broadcast advertising department/logo design team, undated; 14 slides : color ; 35 mm. 101 transparencies : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
30 7 Employees (black and white images), undated [These are reproductions of images from approximately the mid-20th century and earlier.] ; 30 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
30 8 Strawbridge family, Clothier family, undated [Identified persons include Isaac H. Clothier, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., Stockton Strawbridge, Francis Strawbridge, III, Peter Strawbridge. Also includes a reproduction of a photographic print with Isaac H. Clothier, Jr at a Board of Directors' meeting.]
Box Folder
30 9 Philadelphia store (exteriors, interiors, windows), undated; 3 slides : color ; 35 mm. 4 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
30 10 Logos, advertisements, undated; 3 slides : color ; 35 mm. 3 slides : b&w ; 35 mm.
XV. Audio
Box Item
31 1 Jingles: radio advertising demo, undated [Contains several jingles, including Clover Day.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 2 Jingles: Strawbridge & Clothier demos 'Oh, What a Difference', undated [General Theme - instrumental with tag 0:29, full 0:59, instrumental with tag 0:59, multiple donut 0:59, instrumental 0:59, TV full 0:59, instrumental 0:59. Lush Theme - same sequence Sale Theme - same sequence] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips. TRT 00:18:30.
Box Item
31 3 Jingles: Strawbridge & Clothier music composite, 1987 August [Generic: Cut 1 - :60 full lyric (missing?), Cut 2 - :60 instrumental with tag, Cut 3 - :60 instrumental, Cut 4 - :30 full lyric, Cut 5 - :30 instrumental with tag, Cut 6 - :30 instrumental, Cut 7 - :10 instrumental. Back to School: Cut 8 - :60 full lyric, Cut 9 - :60 instrumental with tag, Cut 10 - :60 instrumental, Cut 11 - :30 full lyric, Cut 12 - :30 instrumental with tag, Cut 13 - :30 instrumental, Cut 14 - :10 instrumental. King of Prussia: Cut 15 - :60 full lyric, Cut 16 - :60 instrumental with tag, Cut 17 - :60 instrumental, Cut 18 - :30 full lyric, Cut 19 - :30 instrumental with tag, Cut 20 - :30 instrumental, Cut 21 - :10 instrumental. Clover Day: Cut 22 - :30 full lyric, Cut 23 - :30 instrumental, Cut 24 - :10 full lyric. Christmas promo: Cut 25 - :60 full lyric, Cut 26 - :60 instrumental with tag, Cut 27 - :60 instrumental, Cut 28 - :30 full lyric, Cut 29 - :30 instrumental with tag, Cut 30 - :30 instrumental.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips. TRT 00:19:30.
Box Item
31 4 Speakers to executive group (original), 1955 April 21 [Dinner speeches by Dwight Perkins, Robert E. Strawbridge, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., G. Stockton Strawbridge regarding changes in the organization.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 5 Speakers to executive group (copy), 1955 April 21 [Dinner speeches by Dwight Perkins, Robert E. Strawbridge, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr., G. Stockton Strawbridge regarding changes in the organization.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 6 Side by Side, undated [Narrated recording that chronicles the professional and personal paths of Francis Strawbridge, III, and Peter Strawbridge. Mostly background music.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 7 Quarter Century Club: Stockton Strawbridge's induction at banquet, 1960 February 2 [G. Stockton Strawbridge's induction into the Quarter Century Club. Speakers include Francis Strawbridge, Jr., G. Stockton Strawbridge, Ella Waters, Dwight Perkins, Isaac Clothier, Jr.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 8 Quarter Century Club: background music, 1985; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 9 Quarter Century Club: 125 years S&C, 1993 [Back up soundtrack with cues. Narrated piece about the history of the company from its founding to the early 1990s.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 10 Quarter Century Club: Interview with Elfieda German, undated; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 11 Quarter Century Club: Interviews with Don Holst, Bill Seibert, undated; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 12 Quarter Century Club: Interviews with Carole Yeager, Bill Snyder, undated; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 13 Quarter Century Club: Interviews with Elizabeth Sass, Blake Bass; Narration, undated [Includes narration about Strawbridge and Clothier being "Philadelphia's family business" and the importance of its people.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 14 Quarter Century Club: 125th Anniversary DUB, 1993 [1, 3 - Track; 5 - T. Code; 7 - Cues] ; 1 sound tape reel : 15.5 ips
Box Item
31 15 Strawbridge & Clothier Glee Club, undated [Christmas recording of the S&C Glee Club.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 16 Concord (MASTER), undated [Production piece about the the closing of the Wilmington store and the opening of the Concord store, including interviews with associates.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 17 Concord interviews, undated [Interviews with associates about the closing of the Wilmington store and the opening of the Concord store.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 18 Concord interviews, undated [Interviews with associates about the closing of the Wilmington store and the opening of the Concord store.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 19 Concord music, undated [Background music used for the recording about the closing of the Wilmington store and the opening of the Concord store.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 20 Willow Grove (MASTER), undated [Production piece about closing the Jenkintown store and opening the Willow Grove store. Includes interviews with associates and store management.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 21 Willow Grove (BACKUP), undated [Production piece about closing the Jenkintown store and opening the Willow Grove store. Includes interviews with associates and store management.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box Item
31 22 Willow Grove / Jenkintown, undated; 1 sound tape reel : 15.5 ips.
Box Item
32 1 Opening Strawbridge & Clothier - Merchandise Mart, 1952 October 1; 1 phonographic record : 33 1/3 rpm ; 16 in.
XVI. Video
Box
33 Christmas Stories Revised, 1995 March 24; 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. TRT 00:01:00.
Box
33 Concord store, undated [Multi-image presentation.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box
33 Jenkintown / Willow Grove, undated [Multi-image presentation.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box
33 Quarter Century, 1985 [Multi-image presentation.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box
33 Quarter Century dinner presentation, 1993 September 21; 4 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. TRT 00:34:00.
Box
34 Renovations: Philadelphia store, undated; 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sd., col; ¾ in. TRT 00:16:00.
Box
34 King of Prussia opening, special events, undated; 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sd., col.; ¾ in. TRT 00:10:00.
XVII. Interior Design / Store Design
Box Folder
35 1 Concord Store, 1994 June 16, undated; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 7 photographic prints : color : 8 x 10 in. 3 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 11 in.
Box Folder
35 2 Cherry Hill revisions, 1988 May, 1988 September 2 [This is the beginning of the interior design presentation album on the Cherry Hill store revisions.] ; 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 2 presentation album covers ; 8.5 x 11.5 in. 2 items ; 8.5 x 11 in.
Box Folder
35 3 Cherry Hill revisions lower level, 1988 May 9, 1988 September 2; 12 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item ; 8.5 x 11 in. There are a few comments to specific prints on post-it notes.
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35 4 Cherry Hill revisions middle level, 1988 May 9 , 1988 September 2; 22 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item ; 8.5 x 11 in. There are a few comments to specific prints on post-it notes.
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35 5 Cherry Hill revisions upper level, 1988 May 9, 1988 September 2; 28 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item ; 8.5 x 11 in. There are a few comments to individual prints on post-it notes.
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35 6 Cherry Hill revisions addendum 9-2-88, 1988 September 9; 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item ; 8.5 x 11 in.
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35 7 Cherry Hill revision 9-22-88, 1988 September 22; 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item ; 8.5 x 11 in. There is one comment on a post-it note.
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35 8 Cherry Hill revisions 6-29-88 revision, 1988 June 29; 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item ; 8.5 x 11 in. There is a comment on a post-it note.
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36 Willow Grove, 1987 June 19, 1987 October 21; 50 photographic prints : color ; 11 x 14 in. 5 items ; 11 x 14 in.
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37 King of Prussia, 1987; 77 photographic prints : color ; 11 x 14 in. 3 items ; 11 x 14 in. 2 items ; 8.5 x 11 in.
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38 Cherry Hill, 1988 May 9, 1988 June 29, 1988 September 2, 1988 September 22; 55 photographic prints : color ; 11 x 14 in. 8 items ; 8.5 x 11 in.
XVIII. Film
Film
Can 1 A Modern Store, undated; 1 reel (400 feet) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. Brittle. This film has been digitized [ID: FILM_1995250_FC01 ].
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33 A Modern Store, undated [A silent movie about the building and opening of the flagship store at 8th and Market Streets in the late 1920s and early 1930s.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : si., b&w. ; 1/2 in.
Film
Can 2 Bride Week, undated; 1 reel (100 feet) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. TRT 00:00:38
Film
Can 2 Introducing James A. Fitzpatrick, Travel Talks (3 takes), undated; 1 reel (100 feet) : sd., b&w ; 16mm
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Can 3 Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr. ribbon cutting of new tea room, 1951; 1 reel (100 feet) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. TRT 00:00:40. Film pooly printed. Misaligned frames on film print require specialized digitization.
Film
Can 3 Cornerstone laying Wilmington Store, 1951; 1 reel (100 feet) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. TRT 00:01:00.
Film
Can 2 Tree planting, undated; 1 reel (100 feet) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. TRT 00:01:00.
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Can 4 Modern Bride - Strawberry Mansion bride fashion, undated; 1 reel (400 feet) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
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Can 5 Strawbridge & Clothier presents Easter on the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ, circa 1950s; 1 reel (400 feet) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. This film has been digitized [ID: FILM_1995250_FC05 ].
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Can 6 Italia Bellissima, undated; 1 reel (400 feet) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.
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Can 7 Holiday in Philadelphia, 1954 [Made for the Board of Trade and Convention of the City of Philadelphia. Set furnishings were provided by and credited to Strawbridge and Clothier. Produced by Lewis W. Kellman Productions. Directed by Paul Wendkos. Written by Josephine Hansen. Narrated by Dick Clark. Photography by Morris Kellman and John Burke.] ; 1 reel (500 feet) : sd., col. ; 16 mm. This film has been digitized [ID: FILM_1995250_FC07 ].
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19 12 "Blueprint for tomorrow", 1954 November [ "Blueprint for tomorrow" is a newsletter published by Louis W. Kellman Productions directed at business executives regarding the use of film in business and industry. It, along with a letter, was mailed to Ella Waters, Director of Public Relations at Strawbridge and Clothier with a copy of the film Holiday in Philadelphia. Strawbridge and Clothier provided the set furnishings for the movie.] ; 1 newsletter ; 4 pages. 2 items.