Morris travel albums

About this collection

The Morris family of Philadelphia were brewers, merchants, land speculators, manufacturers, and prominent participants in public affairs. John Thompson Morris (1847-1915) founded the Morris Arboretum in Germantown, PA and served as overseer of public schools in Philadelphia. He and his sister Lydia (1849-1932) traveled around the world together on several Grand Tour trips from 1881 to 1906. This collection contains fourteen albums of photographs and postcards from their travels. Currently, only two of the albums have been digitized. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.

    Image: View from Mosebacke, Stockholm, Sweden. Click to view image.

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Trip to France, Norway and Russia, 1903, Volume 1
Contents: France: views of Saint-Malo, Mont St. Michel, exterior and interior of Cathedral de Tours, façade and interior of Azay-Le-Rideau, Chinon, Amboise, door of Chapelle D'Amboise, Chenonceaux, Langeais, Chateau d’Usse, interior and exterior of Bourges Cathedral, Bourges Palace of Jacques Couer; Poitiers Cathedral and Palace of Justice; Chaumont, exteriors, details, and interiors of Chateau de Blois, and including Sur la Cour of Louis XII, Observatory of Catherine de Medicis; exteriors and interiors of Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Compiegne, Chateau de Pierrefonds, and Chateau de Cheverny; Orleans; Chartres Cathedral; exterior and interior decoration of Saint Denis Abbey; Palace of Fontainebleau interiors; Cathedral of Laon. Paris, France: Notre Dame exteriors, gargoyle details; Saint Etienne-du-Mont, Sainte Chapelle. Unidentified locations: street scenes, architecture, cathedrals. Germany: Hildesheim - exterior, interior, and details of Cathedral, Knochenhaueramthaus (color), Roland Hospital, Tempelhaus, Rathaus (color), Godehardikirche (color); Braunschweig–Dankwarderode, Hagenbrucke, Haus Sack, Katharinenkirche, Gewa Ideale, Altstadtmarkt, der Dom, St. Martini Kirche, Waage (color), reproductions of art.
Trip to France, Norway and Russia, 1903, Volume 2
Contents: Germany: Hamburg Rathaus. Norway: general view from fjord, Odde (Point) La’atefos, Sorfjord, Moldefra Varden (now Mod Defra), Romsdal Horn (b&w and color), Trondheim (color), Hammerfest panoramas (b/w and color); views of Hvalskytter, Fuglebjerg, Nordkap (b&w and color), Nordkaphorn (color), Turisthytten (color), Spitsbergen, Tyerdalen (color), Raftsund (color), Geirangerfjord (b&w and color), Balholm (color), Bergen (color), Stave Church near Bergen; views of Stahlhetm Hotel, Naerodalen, and Stalheimskleven (color), Gudvangen (color), Naerofjorden (color), Telemarken (color), Maristuen; b&w postcards of Valdres, Aadalen, Baegnadalen, and Fra Spirillen; cityscape of Christiania (color), Carl Johans Gate; house at Berdalsstaburet, interiors of Hovestuen; ethnographic b&w and color photos and postcards of costumes and lifeways; color reproductions of art. Sweden: in Stockholm — Royal Palace (color), views of Riddarholmen (color), Utsigt Fra Mosebacke (color). Unidentified vista: Exterior and interior of unidentified cathedral. Finland: b&w postcards of Helsinki sites. St. Petersburg, Russia: views of the Palace (color), views of Palace d'Hiver (color), Hermitage Museum (color), Cathedral (color), monuments and cityscapes (b&w and color), Palace Anitschkow (color), Peterhof Palace, gardens with fountains, chateau and chapel (color). Moscow, Russia: views of Loubianka (color), exterior views and the bell, interiors of the Kremlin (color), cityscapes (color), ethnographic views of costumes and lifeways (color), Convent Novo Devitschy (color), Temple of Christ (color). Germany: Berlin - Reichstagsgebaude (color), cityscapes (color); Hamburg cityscape (color).