Volume/Folder: Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania headquarters interior and exterior photographs, circa 1914

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Record Number: 14275
Box/Case: 92
Folder: 1
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Date of Original: 1914
Original Format: Photographs
Dimensions: 25.6 by 20.3 cm
Image description: This digital record contains images that depict 23 photographs held in folder 1, box 92 of the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania records. These photographs represent the entire contents of this folder. The photographs depict interiors and exteriors of the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania committee locations. The following locations are depicted: 1428 Walnut Street, Executive Headquarters; 1338 Walnut Street, American Overseas Committee; 1901 Walnut Street, French War Relief Committee; 1724 Chestnut Street, Committee of Supplies; 1524 Walnut Street, Belgian/British Relief Committee; 1501 Walnut Street, Emergency Aid Shop; 1317 Walnut Street, Soldiers and Sailors Club; 1122 Walnut Street, French War Relief Committee; 1332 Walnut Street, Victory Service Star Committee; 1522 Walnut Street, Fatherless Children of France Committee.

Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania is a women’s volunteer organization that was founded by eight Philadelphia women in 1914. Its early efforts included foreign relief during World Wars I and II, combatting the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic, and providing help to people in the Philadelphia region experiencing poverty, unemployment, illness, or disability. The Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania records date from 1889 to 1984, with bulk dates of 1914 to 1978, and document the organization’s evolution from war-time relief efforts to philanthropic community service and grant-giving.