Woman and dog in boat, Sea Girt Marriott C. Morris Collection [P.2013.13.142]

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,…
Woman and dog in boat, Sea Girt Marriott C. Morris Collection [P.2013.13.142]

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…
Woman and dog in boat, Sea Girt Marriott C. Morris Collection [P.2013.13.142]

LCP Demand in Cyberspace

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Partnerships with a range of online publications are giving the Library Company’s collections and curatorial insights new visibility. The Print Department’s charming and informative blog posts began to reach an audience of a whole new…
Woman and dog in boat, Sea Girt Marriott C. Morris Collection [P.2013.13.142]

WWI Graphics on ImPAC

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On the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand this June, a consortium of archival institutions in the Delaware Valley launched "Home Before the Leaves Fall:  The Great War," a digital resource highlighting little-known…
Woman and dog in boat, Sea Girt Marriott C. Morris Collection [P.2013.13.142]

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…