This album contains over a hundred photographic prints likely taken to document the construction activities of developers Wendell & Smith between about 1887 and 1893. Roughly in reverse chronological order, these images capture the construction of homes in North and South Wayne as well as other views, including the King of Prussia Inn and views of local churches. It is likely that this variety of subject matter was intended for Wendell & Smith’s extensive marketing efforts to publicize the area’s amenities. The album is the single most important document in our archive documenting the development of Wayne.
Many of the images are labeled in pencil. The Radnor Historical Society holds original glass plate negatives for many of the photographs in the album, which offer much greater detail than these prints.
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Object ID# AL2
Object Name Album
Date ca. 1887-1893