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Briggs Inn

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-10023.jpg
Date: 1849
Frank Lees caption: Owned by Isaac Briggs, built 1849, Providence Road and Plush Mill Road. Building still stands, as of 2019. Copy of original photo; source not noted

T. J. and I. L. Haldeman's Dry Goods & Grocery Depot, northwest corner of State Street and Olive Street

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-01043.jpg
Date: 1854 (circa)
Frank Lees caption: "This is the northwest corner of State and Olive Street about 1860. The building is Haldeman's department store. On the second floor are the first offices of the First National Bank of Media, now [in 1979] Provident National…

Black store, copy from map

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-4050.jpg
Date: 1855
Photographed from 1855 "Map of Media", location found on this map. Also called Nelling & Sons Grocery and Dry Goods Store. Black and Nelling both owned property at the northeast corner of State St. and Veterans Sq.

Delaware County Court House and jail, copy from map

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-4059-1.jpg
Date: 1855
Photographed from 1855 "Map of Media." Photograph used in the book Twice Adopted, by "En Quad" [Thomas R. Vernon]. Media, Pa.: Cooper & Vernon, Publishers, 1898, facing page 8. This novel tells the story of two adopted children in Media who grow up…

Charter House, D. R. Hawkins, Proprietor. Copy from map

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-4070.jpg
Date: 1855
Photographed from 1855 "Map of Media." Photograph used in the book Twice Adopted, by "En Quad" [Thomas R. Vernon]. Media, Pa.: Cooper & Vernon, Publishers, 1898, facing page 129. This novel tells the story of two adopted children in Media who grow up…

Row on South Ave.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-4171-1.jpg
Date: 1855
Photographed from 1855 "Map of Media." This is the west side of South Ave., between Jasper St. and Front St. Photograph used in the book Twice Adopted, by "En Quad" [Thomas R. Vernon]. Media, Pa.: Cooper & Vernon, Publishers, 1898, facing page 16.…

Residence [and shop] of Ralph Buckley [at State and Olive streets]

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-01469.jpg
Date: 1855
Oversized photographic copy of illustration from 1855 Map of Media.

Media Presbyterian Church with tall steeple

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-02010.jpg
Date: 1855
Photograph of lithograph. An original copy of this image is part of the Samuel Hazard scrapbook and ephemera Ms. Coll. 1257, at the University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Ed. Miller, conductor of Pennsylvania Railroad's first train into West Chester

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-04005.jpg
Date: 1858-11-11
Either 1854 or 1858. Copy of original photo; source not noted

Horne, Stephen, copy

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-4094.jpg
Date: 1860 (circa)
The photographer's grandfather. Copy is from a daguerreotype.

Buckley, R., established 1850, Media, Pa., Heating, Range, Stove, Tinware, Plumbing and General Housekeeping Establishment.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-01466A.jpg
Date: 1860 (circa)
Olive and State streets. Copy of broadside, mounted on mat board. Lithograph by “Longacre & Co, 30 & 32 S. 7th St., Philada”. For color detail of lithograph, see P-01466B.

Buckley, R., established 1850, Media, Pa., Heating, Range, Stove, Tinware, Plumbing and General Housekeeping Establishment.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-01466B.jpg
Date: 1860 (circa)
Olive and State streets. Color detail of broadside shown in P-01466A. Lithograph by “Longacre & Co, 30 & 32 S. 7th St., Philada”]

Horne, flowers, wet plate

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-4096.jpg
Address: Not Known
Date: 1867-1877
Probably flowers for the funeral of one of the photographer's grandparents or parents. "Wet plate" refers to the photographic process used to capture the image. This is possibly a copy from a tintype.

Media Railroad Station

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-04013.jpg
Date: 1870 (circa)
This view is before the station was expanded and before the covered stairway on the north side of the tracks was built. Compare to AP-4113. Copy of original photo; source not noted

Isaac Haldeman, President, First National Bank of Media, 1864-1878

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-17001.jpg
Location: Media (Pa.)
Date: 1870 (circa)
Haldeman was the first president of the bank, which was founded in 1864. Photograph is of an engraving and heavily retouched. This portrait and others decorated the bank's board room (see P-17026).

Christ Episcopal Church, prior to 1878

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-02025.jpg
Date: 1870-1877
According to Frank Lees caption on reverse, the cornerstone of this church was laid in 1858.

Smith homestead

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-01012A.jpg
Date: 1870-1880
Part of a series of stereoviews of "Media and its vicinity" by Samuel McMullin, Landscape Photographer, No. 1128 South Sixth Street, Philadelphia. Handwritten note reads: "412 W. State St. Purchased by A. Lewis Smith from Judge John M. Broomall in…

Court House, Media [Delaware County Court House]

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-01433A.jpg
Date: 1870-1880
Back of card reads: "Thirty minutes by R.R. from Philadelphia. Media and Vicinity. Photographed by Samuel McMullin, Landscape Photographer, No. 1128 South Ninth Street, Philadelphia. Taken by request of James R. Cummins, Residence, Media, Penna."

View of valley [of Ridley Creek] and sunset, taken from residence of Dr. A. Vernon, Esq., Media

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-01433B.jpg
Location: Media (Pa.)
Date: 1870-1880
Back of card reads: "Thirty minutes by R.R. from Philadelphia. Media and Vicinity. Photographed by Samuel McMullin, Landscape Photographer, No. 1128 South Ninth Street, Philadelphia. Taken by request of James R. Cummins, Residence, Media, Penna."…

Horne, Stephen, and Martha, copy of photograph

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-5265-2.jpg
Date: 1880
The photographer's maternal grandparents

Daniel Rice of Rice’s Restaurant

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-01143.jpg
Date: 1880
Tintype of the restauranteur as a boy

Appleton, Joseph Wharton, copy

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-4004.jpg
Date: 1880 (circa)
The photographer's father

Rev. Griffith, wet plate

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-4086.jpg
Address: Not Known
Date: 1880 (circa)
Probably Rev. T. M. Griffith, listed as pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1885 Media Directory. “Wet plate” refers to the photographic process used to capture the image.

Horne, Martha P., grandmother, copy

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-4091.jpg
Date: 1880 (circa)
The photographer's grandmother. Copy is from a daguerreotype.

African A.M.E. Church

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-01433C.jpg
Date: 1880 (circa)
Back of card reads: "Thirty minutes by R.R. from Philadelphia. Media and Vicinity. Photographed by Samuel McMullin, Landscape Photographer, No. 1128 South Ninth Street, Philadelphia. Taken by request of James R. Cummins, Residence, Media, Penna."