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A formal studio portrait of Matthew Anderson, who formed the Berean Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, c. 1880.

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From the Philadelphia Tribune, this clipping depicts the Brown & Stevens Bank on Broad Street. This bank was the second African-American owned bank in Philadelphia. The owners--E.C. Brown and Andrew Stevens, Jr.--served as prominent leaders in…

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The Philadelphia Tribune's photo supplement featuresCitizens' & Southern Banking Company, claiming it as the most "Progressive Financial Institution" and the "Finest Bank Building of the Race in the North." The pictorial features the president of…

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Major R. R. Wright, the founder of Citizens and Southern Bank, stands outside its doors. Wright created Citizens and Southern in response to the failings of other Black-owned banks. He kept his bank small, and it was one of the few to re-open after…

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Invitation from The Citizens' and Southern (C & S) Banking Company in Philadelphia to begin banking with them. Detailed description of some banking regulations as well as advice to save money in order to buy a home. C & S originally was headquartered…

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A portrait of Rev. William A. Creditt accompanying his nomination for "Who's Who in Philadelphia." This nomination recognizes him for being influential as the pastor of the First African Baptist Church (1897-1915).

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Photograph of the Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural Institute in Downingtown, PA. The image is of the building's exterior as apart of the Who's Who in Philadelphia recognition. It is influential because this school provided education and…

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A photograph of the People's Savings Bank Building on Lombard Street. Published as a part of the Who's Who in Philadelphia series. It was the first bank managed by blacks and was organized in Philadelphia by Congressman George H. White, of North…
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