This wonderful guidebook places into the hands of anyone interested in the history of the Frankford section of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the facts surrounding its historical sites, institutions and their sources. In addition to covering a period of one hundred twenty years (1800-1920), its focus overlaps this period to include institutions that not only existed during that time, but which were established before and continued long after it. Profusely illustrated with old photographs, maps, and graphics, the book is set in chapter titles by topic and arranged in alphabetical order for ease of use and quick location of essential facts. The numerous footnotes are crossed-referenced to ten descriptive inventories of several archival repositories in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. It is a book that will appeal to local historians, genealogists, librarians, teachers, and students.
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