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Girard Family Stores (Philadelphia, Pa.) Photograph Collection

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Collection Summary

Girard Family Stores (Philadelphia, Pa.) Photograph Collection


Collection ID

Girard Family Stores (Philadelphia, Pa)

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English.


Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

Girard Family Stores was a company owned by William H. Eden and sold in 1926 when he became a vice-president of American Stores Company (ACME Markets).

Description of Collection

Collection of 30 black and white photographs which are the work of the Ricker Studio, 123 South Eleventh Street, Philadelphia. Photographs generally depict interiors and exteriors of individual stores without addresses. Includes an interior photograph of the company offices at 202 North 21st Street, an interior of the company warehouse, and a view of the delivery fleet, as well as contains photographs of the Girard Family Store product line. 

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1841164~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Girard Family Stores (Philadelphia, Pa) Photograph Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], The Girard Family Stores (Philadelphia, Pa) Photograph Collection, PC-70, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Received in 1996.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in July 2015.

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Girard Family Stores (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Ricker Studio Commercial Photography (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Philadelphia (Pa.)

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No Inventory Available