Volume/Folder: George A. Foreman Philadelphia Transportation Company photograph and ephemera album, 1940-1941 [Volume 9]

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Record Number: 13934
Volume: 9 [formerly 105]
Creator: George A. Foreman, 1881-1950
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Date of Original: 1940 - 1941
Original Format: Albums › Photograph albums, Albums › Scrapbooks, Clippings, Ephemera
Dimensions: 16 by 10.5 by 3.3 cm
Image description: Volume 9 (formerly Volume 105):
Few photographs are annotated, but those that are indicate a date range of 1940. Many of the annotated photos indicate Charles Martini was the photographer. One photograph shows PTC employees “picking runs” in the 69th Street run room. This process is still used today at SEPTA as engineers, motormen, and conductors pick the times of their runs based on seniority at that depot rather than the system as a whole. Also, in several photographs Foreman distinguishes between Market Street trains (operational since 1907) and Frankford Line trains (operational since 1922). Additionally, there are photographs of the remains of the Market Street spur that ran north/south along the Delaware River between Market and South Streets where passenger ferries departed. Finally, this volume contains one of the few photographs of an African-American PTC employee in uniform, although it is unclear what his position was.

Names listed:
Lingerfelt, Thomas; Hirsh, Jacob; Zeigler, Elwood; Adams, Robert; Martini, Charles; Barth, Walter; Keely, Harry; O'Hara, Joseph; Swainson, John L.

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