The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

Administration Building

About This Item

Title

Administration Building

Subject

Almshouses
Hospitals, Urban
Hospital Administration
Blockley Almshouse
Philadelphia General Hospital
Photographs

Description

Facade of Administration Building.
Back of image: Taken by Jocelyn J. Emmens, Intern in 1905. His son is now Intern in Russia following participation in Doolittle raid on Tokyo.

Source

Original image: Philadelphia General Hospital Photograph Collection, Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, box 5, photo no. 8
Philadelphia General Hospital was originally part of the Philadelphia Almshouse, which was founded in 1731 for the city’s poor, elderly and indigent. Nicknamed “Old Blockley,” because of its location in Blockley Township of West Philadelphia, the hospital was renamed Philadelphia General Hospital in 1919. The hospital eventually closed in 1977. The images in this collection have been compiled from a number of sources but appear to be predominantly from the personal photo albums of attending physicians.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1905

Identifier

PGH_5_08

Spatial Coverage

Philadelphia

Temporal Coverage

History, 20th Century

Original Format

1 photograph

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 21 cm

Citation

“Administration Building,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed November 26, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/697.