Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company glass plate negative collection

Street views taken in and around Philadelphia to document the construction of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit mass transit system. Emphasis is placed on the Market Street line, particularly on the blocks from Front to Broad Streets. Depicts stations, PRT employees, subways, elevated railroads, power...

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Corporate Author: Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (Creator)
Collection:Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company Glass Plate Negative Collection
Collection Number:V15
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 66.0 Linear feet 66 linear feet, 232 boxes, 4000 items,
Summary: Street views taken in and around Philadelphia to document the construction of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit mass transit system. Emphasis is placed on the Market Street line, particularly on the blocks from Front to Broad Streets. Depicts stations, PRT employees, subways, elevated railroads, power plants, piers, and ferries. Includes busy downtown streets, residential streets, and outlying roads. Also contains interiors, markets, Atlantic City bathers, Willow Grove Park, and views of different forms of transportation. Dry plate negatives were produced by the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company photography department.