Representative Men of Philadelphia (photograph albums) by W. Curtis Taylor and Company

Two photograph albums of prominent Philadelphia men taken by W. Curtis Taylor and Company. Quoted from Volume 1: "The Artist and Publisher of this work presents it as a tribute to his native city, her principal Libraries kindly acting as custodians. The purpose has been to preserve, from the...

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Corporate Author: W. Curtis Taylor and Company (Creator)
Collection:Representative Men of Philadelphia (photograph Albums) By W. Curtis Taylor and Company
Collection Number:Bd.91.R.299
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 0.8 Linear feet 0.8 linear feet, 2 volumes
Summary: Two photograph albums of prominent Philadelphia men taken by W. Curtis Taylor and Company. Quoted from Volume 1: "The Artist and Publisher of this work presents it as a tribute to his native city, her principal Libraries kindly acting as custodians. The purpose has been to preserve, from the Artist's own negatives, approved Photographs of Philadelphians worthily representing the Industry, Enterprise, and Intellect of the City in the nation's Centennial Year. With one exception all these portraits are from life, and nearly all from sittings accorded for this express purpose. The blank pages annexed are designed for biographical sketches, when such records become appropriate. Since no portrait album of these dimensions could be made to embrace all who are entitled to the recognition above named, the undersigned, in conjunction with his present partner, Mr. S. Broadbent, has resolved to respond to the interest shown in their productions by the preparation of further volumes of this character. --William Curtis Taylor, of Broadbent & Taylor, No. 914 Chestnut Street."