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John Cholerton Photograph Collection

Collection ID

PC-23

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
John Cholerton Photograph Collection

Dates
Circa 1914-1941        

Collection ID
PC-23

Creator
Cholerton, John

Quantity
0.5 linear feet (1 box) 

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.          

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

John Cholerton was a photographer for the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1917-1944. Cholerton took more than 100,000 photographs of events, scenes, and equipment on the Reading system and the Pennsylvania Reading sea shorelines.

Description of Collection

The collection features Cholerton's recreational interests in the photography of Philadelphia bridges, buildings, statues, and scenes from the period 1923-1941. Subjects photographed include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the Sesquicentennial International Exposition of 1926, Manayunk section of Philadelphia, and the Valley Green section of Fairmount Park.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 3 series as follows:

Series 1. 4 x 5" images, 1914-1941
Series 2. 5 x 7" images, 1914-1933
Series 3. 8 x 10" images, 1914-1935

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1715495~S12

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 John Cholerton Photograph Collection, PC 23, 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], John Cholerton Photograph Collection, PC 23, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Doris Cholerton Green, daughter, April 12, 1988, accession 673.        

Processing Information

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

Index Terms

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

Personal/Family Names:
Cholerton, John

Corporate Names:
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Subjects:
Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926: Philadelphia, Pa.)
Bridges -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Places:
Manayunk (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Valley Green, Fairmount Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Material Types:
Negatives
Photographs

Inventory

Series 1. 4 x 5" Images, 1914-1941

Bridges

1          1          Photograph: Manayunk Canal Bridge          30 July 1932

1          2-3          Photograph: Stone Arch Bridge, Valley Green          15 May 1932

1          4          Photograph: Stone Arch Bridge, Bells Mill Road          15 May 1932

1          5          Photograph: Stone Arch Bridge, Bells Mill Road          18 June 1933

1          6-7          Photograph: Stone Arch Bridge, Valley Green          August 1932

1          8-12          Negative: Building of the Ben Franklin Bridge          19 May 1924

1          13          Negative: Henry Avenue Memorial Bridge          15 May, 1932

1          14-17          Negative: Henry Avenue Memorial Bridge          31 July 1932

1          18-22          Negative: Henry Avenue Memorial Bridge          9 October 1932

1          23          Negative: Stone Arch Bridge, Valley Green          15 May 1932

1          24          Negative: Stone Arch Bridge, over Wissahickon Creek at Bells Mill Road          15 May 1932

1          25          Negative: Stone Arch Bridge, Bells Mill Road, Children wading in creek          18 June 1933

1          26          Negative: Stone Arch Bridge, Bells Mill Road          15 May 1932

1          27-28          Negative: Stone Arch Bridge, Bells Mill Road          18 June 1933

1          29-30          Negative: Stone Arch Bridge, Valley Green          August 1932

Buildings

1          31-32          Photograph: Philadelphia Art Museum          17 May 1933

1          33-35          Photograph: Birth Place of David Rittenhouse          15 May 1932

1          36-37          Photograph: House in Rittenhouse Town along the Wissahickon          15 May 1932

1          38          Photograph: David Rittenhouse's "Springhouse"           20 October 1935

1          39-42          Negative: Philadelphia Art Museum          17 May 1933

1          43-45          Negative: Philadelphia Art Museum, from the West River Drive          17 May 1933

1          46-48          Negative: Birth Place of David Rittenhouse          15 May 1932

1          49-50          Negative: David Rittenhouse's, "Springhouse"          20 October 1935

City Views

1          51-52          Photograph: Manayunk Canal, Lock Street          30 July 1932

1          53-54          Negative: Manayunk Canal, Lock Street          30 July 1932

1          55-57          Negative: Views of Manayunk          5 April 1914

Events

1          58-59          Negative: Sesquicentennial          7 September 1926         

1          60-63          Negative: Sesquicentennial          7 September 1926         

1          64          Negative: Sesquicentennial          7 September 1926         

1          65-67          Negative: Sesquicentennial          7 September 1926         

1          68-69          Negative: Sesquicentennial          7 September 1926         

1          70          Negative: "Toonerville" Trolley on Leverington Avenue on its last day to run          12 December 1931

1          71          Negative: "Toonerville" Trolley at Manayunk Avenue and Rector Street on its last day to run          12 December 1931

Valley Green

1          72          Photograph: Valley Green, summer, cart and horse          undated

1          73          Photograph: Valley Green, horses off on trail          undated

1          74          Photograph: Livesy Mansion, along the Wissahickon          August, 1932

1          75-77          Negative: Wissahickon Creek near Valley Green          24 May 1931

1          78          Negative: Valley Green, Canoe Club          undated

1          79          Negative: Valley Green, summer, cart and horse          undated

1          80-81          Negative: Livesy Mansion, along the Wissahickon          August 1932

1          82-86          Negative: Valley Green, winter          11 December 1932

1          87-90          Negative: Wissahickon Creek, near Valley Green          24 May 1931

Scenes

Negatives

1          91          Negative: Wissahickon Creek          early 1930s

1          92-93          Negative: Wissahickon          6 May 1923

1          94-100          Negative: Bridle Path, along the Wissahickon Creek at the foot of Roxborough Avenue          8 June 1941

1          101-104          Negative: Bridle Path, along the Wissahickon          early 1930s

1          105          Negative: "Devil's Pool", along the Wissahickon          21 May 1933

Statues

1          106          Photograph: Descending Night, Alexander Weiman, Philadelphia Art Museum          17 May 1933

1          107          Photograph: Diana, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          108          Photograph: Girl with Water Lilies, Herbert Adams, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          109          Photograph: Homecoming, R. Tait McKenzie, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          110          Photograph: La Vivandiere, Agnes Yarnell, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          111          Photograph: Sundial, George Lober, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          112          Negative: Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          113          Negative: Abraham Lincoln, Philadelphia Museum of Art          21 May 1933

1          114          Negative: Descending Night, Alexander Weiman, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          115-116          Negative: Diana, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          117          Negative: Garden Figure, Walter Handcock, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          118          Negative: Girl with Water Lilies, Herbert Adams, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          119         Negative:  Homecoming, R. Tait McKenzie, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          120          Negative: La Vivandiere, Agnes Yarnell, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933

1          121          Negative: Sundial, George Lober, Philadelphia Museum of Art          17 May 1933                           

Series 2. 5 x 7" Images, 1914-1933

Bridges

1          122          Photograph: Stone Arch Bridge, Bells Mill Road          18 June 1933

1          123          Negative: Manayunk Bridge          5 April 1914

Buildings

1          124          Photograph: Valley Green, Lodge House          18 July 1933

1          125-126          Negative: Valley Green Lodge House          18 June 1933

City Scenes

1          127          Photograph: Memorial Monument in Gorgas Park, Ridge Avenue and Hermitage Street, Roxborough          undated

Series 3. 8 X 10" Images, 1914-1935

Statues

1          128          Photograph: Teedyuscung          15 May 1914

1          129          Negative: Teedyuscung          15 May 1914

Bridges

1          130          Photograph: Henry Avenue Memorial Bridge          31 July 1932

1          131          Photograph: Valley Green, Stone Arch Bridge          August 1932

1          132          Photograph: Stone Arch Bridge at Bells Mill Road          August 1932

City Scenes

1          133          Photograph: Manayunk Canal           5 April 1914

Buildings

1          134          Photograph: David Rittenhouse's birthplace          15 May 1932

1          135-136          Photograph: David Rittenhouse's, "Springhouse"          15 May 1932

1          137          Photograph: David Rittenhouse's "Springhouse"          20 October, 1935

Valley Green

1          138          Photograph: Valley Green          August 1932

1          139          Photograph: Valley Green Riding Trail          August 1932

1          135          Photograph: Valley Green Canoe Club, Livesey Mansion          August 1932