The John Frank Keith Collection is held by the Library Company of Philadelphia, a non-profit research library
Keith, John Frank, 1883-1947, photographer...ca. 1910-1940..1 photographic print : gelatin silver; 14 x 9 cm. (5.5 x 3.5 in.)..Image provided for reference purposes. Please visit our rights and reproductions website for information about obtaining publication-quality reproductions: www.librarycompany.org/collections/rightsrepro/index.htm ( http://www.librarycompany.org/collections/rightsrepro/index.htm ) .
This set represents the work of Philadelphia photographer John Frank Keith (1883-1947). Taken between 1910 and 1940, the photos are all printed on postcard paper and measure approximately 3.5 x 5.5 inches. They primarily depict residents of the neighborhoods of South Philadelphia (particularly the Pennsport area) and Kensington (where Keith lived most of his life). The subjects and exact locations of the photographs are rarely identified, but the faces, clothing, and street-level details tell important stories about life in these working-class neighborhoods during wartime and economic hardship.