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Willow Grove Park Association Collection

Creator:
Willow Grove Park Association  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life  Search this
Cayton, Howard  Search this
Names:
Cayton, Nathan  Search this
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Guidebooks
Membership cards
Place:
Montgomery County (Pa.) -- 1910-1930
Pennsylvania -- 1910-1930
Date:
1910, 1929
Summary:
Collection consists of a guidebook and membership card from the Willow Grove Park Association.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of a guidebook which briefly describes events for the 1910 season with photographic illustrations. In addition, there is a 1929 membership card for the Willow Grove Park Association. The materials are housed in one box.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged in one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Willow Grove Park located in Pennsylvania was created by the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company as a trolley park in 1896. The park provided an incentive for people to ride by serving as a destination on the trolley line. Initially the park offered a series of concerts and eventually evolved into an amusement park. Willow Grove Park closed in 1975 and is now the site of the Willow Grove Park Mall.
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subject Amusements, NMAH.AC0060
Provenance:
The membership card was donated by Howard Cayton, brother of the late Nathan Cayton, who owned the card. The guidebook was found in the collections of the Division of Home and Community Life, National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution (SI).
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Amusement parks -- 1910-1930 -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Guidebooks -- 1910-1920
Membership cards -- 1920-1930
Citation:
Willow Grove Park Association Collection, 1910, 1929, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0362
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Willow Grove Park Association Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87392789f-90a8-4ed9-b74f-1d793d067bfa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0362

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