D. Sargent Bell Collection

Primarily photographs taken by Bell and by Bell and Fischer. Subjects include such topics as the Bell Telephone Co., the Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia department stores, business enterprises, exhibitions, furniture, eating establishments, religion, education, health care, organizations, indu...

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Main Author: Bell, D. Sargent (1876-194-), photographer.
Contributors: Smith, John Gibb (d. 1958), donor., Fischer, Joseph., Bell, D[ickinson] Sargent, 1876-194-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Bulk dates 1915-1942; 1900-1942 inclusive
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100 |a Bell, D. Sargent (1876-194-), photographer. 
245 1 0 |a D. Sargent Bell Collection 
260 |a Bulk dates 1915-1942; 1900-1942 inclusive 
300 |a 5,599 photoprints : silver gelatin, 8 x 10 in. (20.4 x 25.4 cm.), 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.7 cm.) and smaller. 
351 |a Bulk arranged into 24 groups based on subject matter. 
500 |a Title and arrangement devised. 
520 |a Primarily photographs taken by Bell and by Bell and Fischer. Subjects include such topics as the Bell Telephone Co., the Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia department stores, business enterprises, exhibitions, furniture, eating establishments, religion, education, health care, organizations, industry, interiors, streets, buildings, sports, and theatrical productions. 
545 |a Dickinson Sargent Bell worked as a professional photographer in Phila- delphia from the late 1890s through the early 1940s. He was the son of William S. Bell, a pioneer photographer active in Philadelphia from 1848-1905. D. Sargent Bell is first listed as a photographer in the 1896 city directory. By 1916, he opened a studio with Joseph Fischer at 1324 Walnut Street. Bell and Fischer operated at this address through 1920. Bell worked there without a partner in 1921, and moved his studio to 1422 Walnut from 1923-1926. From 1927 to 1929 his studio was at 115 S. 16th Street. His last studio location was at 116 S. 17th Street; he operated there between 1930 and 1942. 
555 |a Includes many unidentified items. Some images are by unidentified photographers. 
561 |a Gift of John Gibb Smith, 19-- 
610 0 |a Bell Telephone Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 
610 0 |a Philadelphia Gas Works 
650 0 |a Medical care. 
650 0 |a Education 
650 0 |a Religion 
650 0 |a Associations, institutions, etc. 
650 0 |a Sports 
650 0 |a Entertainers 
650 0 |a Streets 
650 0 |a Interior architecture. 
650 0 |a Show windows. 
650 0 |a Shopping  |x Pennsylvania  |x Philadelphia 
650 0 |a Department stores  |x Pennsylvania  |x Philadelphia 
650 0 |a Theatrical productions 
650 0 |a Advertising. 
650 0 |a Business enterprises 
650 0 |a Industries. 
650 0 |a Buildings 
655 4 |a Portrait photographers 
655 4 |a Group portraits 
700 |a Smith, John Gibb (d. 1958), donor. 
700 1 |a Fischer, Joseph. 
700 |a Bell, D[ickinson] Sargent, 1876-194- 
852 |a Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Closed Stacks  |h V1  |t 1 
995 |a (CPomAG)61129322