Two boys and woman in boat, Sea Girt Marriott C. Morris Collection [P.2013.13.82]

Frocks and Frills: Children’s Fashion at the Turn of the 20th Century

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Marriott C. Morris took this photograph of his son, Marriott Jr., in 1903 outside their house on Cresheim Road in the Mt. Airy neighborhood.  Young Marriott’s attire was typical for a boy of three at the time: skirted sailor suit, long hair,…
Two boys and woman in boat, Sea Girt Marriott C. Morris Collection [P.2013.13.82]

Down the Shore with Marriott C. Morris

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About seven miles north of Avocado, the Morris family shore house located in Sea Girt, New Jersey, is the small town of Ocean Grove.  Founded in 1869 by a group of devout Methodists as a permanent camp meeting location, Ocean Grove became a…
Two boys and woman in boat, Sea Girt Marriott C. Morris Collection [P.2013.13.82]

Negative/Positive

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The way we experience photographs today is very different from the way people experienced them 120 years ago.  We press the shutter on our digital cameras without concern; if the photograph doesn’t turn out it can easily be deleted.  We…
Two boys and woman in boat, Sea Girt Marriott C. Morris Collection [P.2013.13.82]

Marriott C. Morris Collection Online

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Over the next year, more than 1600 glass negatives, photographic prints, film negatives, and lantern slides by Philadelphia photographer Marriott Canby Morris (1863-1948) will be processed, digitized, and used to create a permanent online exhibition. …
Two boys and woman in boat, Sea Girt Marriott C. Morris Collection [P.2013.13.82]

The Marriott C. Morris Photograph Collection

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A young woman leans against a painted brick wall, her back straight and her hair dark hair pulled into a knot at the top of her head. She holds a baby in her arms wrapped snugly in a knitted blanket. The baby’s left hand is a blur of motion;…