For inquiries, please contact our IT Department
- Album of photographs compiled and some possibly taken by Albert Hatch showing city and landscape views and family views and portraits. Photographs depict Atlantic City; Fairmount Park, including the water works and the Wissahickon Creek; Schooley family residences, landmarks, and the 1888 reunion in Luzerne County, Pa., including the residence of Joanna Schooley (West Pittston), the "Old Homestead" (Wyoming), the residence of H. N. Schooley before and after renovations in 1888, and the Schooley Breaker (Sturmerville) and Mill (Luzerne); lighthouses at Sandy Hook, N.J. and Neversink, N.Y.; and the White Mountains, N.H. Images also show the 500 block of North Twenty-Fifth Street, including Hatch's residence; the Girard Avenue Bridge and tunnel; the Old Red Bridge and Thorps Lane Bridge (Wissahickon), and "Old Smithy", a view by John Moran of a "smith" in front of his stone cabin shop in the woods. Also contains unidentified landscape views by Moran, and frontispiece photographs removed from late 1880s editions of "The Philadelphia Photographer," including views of South Africa and "The Kiosk of Isis" (Bed of Pharoah) at Philae Island., Calligraphed on cover: Photographs., Insert: Permission card issued to Mr. Albert Hatch, No. 577 N. 25 St. Recto contains stamps: Albert Hatch 190 Lambert St., Phila, Pa.; Albert Hatch 1616 Montgomery Ave. Verso printed: Permission has been granted to you to take Photographic Views in the Park during 1885. Good until revoked by the Committee on superintendance [use?] J. M. Dougherty, Secretary., Contains pasted label on back cover: Howard Album. Interchangeable Cards, Scovill Mf'g Co., N. Y. Patented and Label Registered., Photographers include George Hanmer Croughton; Lulu Farini; John Moran; and E. L. Wilson., Several of the photographs identified from captions below the images., Names of photographers from inscriptions below the images., Brown leather binding stamped: Photographs., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Agnes Kelly., Housed in phase box., Albert Hatch, son of Massachusetts-born, real estate broker Edward Hatch, was an amateur photographer who worked as a clerk at the U.S. Post Office from the late 1880s into the early 20th century. He was married in 1886 to Alice C. Schooley, who was from a family active in the milling and mining industry in and near Wyoming, Pa, including her brother Henry N. and Aunt Joanna. The couple had two children, including Augusta Hatch (b. 1868), who married James Kelly in 1890.