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Photography: A Mini
by Heather Newlin
1839 was an important year in the history of record-keeping.
It was in this year that the first practical form of photography,
the Daguerreotype, was invented. Without this invention almost 170
years ago, PhillyHistory.org would not have been possible. Most
of the images on this website come from one of three photographic
types: the negative, the print, and the digital photograph. The
majority of these, however, come from the incredibly large collection
of negatives in the citys possession...... read
March 28-29, 2007
This year again, thousands of middle and high school
students and teachers across the U.S. participate in National
History Day. As a partner of National History Day, the Department
of Records has developed a website to serve as a clearinghouse for
information and resources for students and teachers alike. To assist
them with their essays, documentaries, exhibits and performance
related research, the website offers students a list of Philadelphia
web-based resources as well as suggested essay topics on this year's
theme, "Triumph and Tragedy in History."
The list of topics was inspired by the plethora of records and
documents held at the City Archives, and is illustrated by historic
photos, also located at the Archives. For more information visit:
Makes it to the Big Screen
Many thanks to all the PhillyHistory.org
fans for the many wonderful comments we have received for our pre-film
slide show currently displayed at many local Ritz cinemas. These images
can be yours today!! Below is our selection of some of the most moving
photographs featured in the slide show. Click on the following links
to see these images again or to purchase them.
Ritz Theatres Pre-Film Slideshow
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Your Neighborhood in Photographs
As our digital collection of
photographs grows bigger so does the caché of stories we
receive from readers who have stumbled across images that elicit
memories of the past. Recently one of our readers, Ruth
Black, wrote in with a beautiful account of her experience growing
up in the Northeast (Holmesburg). Several images she had found on
reminded her of her walks to school, swimming in Pennypack Creek
and rollerskating on Frankford Avenue. A recent article in the NorthEast
Times references Ruths story and can be found by visiting
Times Newspaper website
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