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Al Rosen Studio
Photo courtesy of Judith Talbot Mack
"In memory of my mother, Elvira (Roma) Talbot.

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Picture Business Name Location Owner/Operator Dates of Operation Comments:
  Amos & Bordine 514 Market St.

(Same address as Bellis & Cummings)

  ? - 1870's - ? Thanks to
Dennis Bartow
  F. J. Arnold 627 Edgmont Ave.   ? - 1915, 1917, 1918 - ? Thanks to their ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
  Emile E. Bucher
615 Edgmont Ave.      
  J. E. Green 514 Market St.   ? 1915, 1916 - 1925 - ? "Film developer"

Thanks to their ads in the 1915 & 1916 Chester High annuals, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

  Havercamp's 538 Market St. (1904)

520 Market St. (c. 1915 - 1918)

524 Market St.
(Over the Woolworth Building)

C. F. Havercamp ? - 1903, 1915, 1916, 1918 - 1925 - ? Thanks to their ads in Chester High annuals, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

Click here for a picture of a Havercamps' ad

  J. Jeanes 702 Edgmont Ave.   ? - 1880's - ? Thanks to
Dennis Bartow
  Kida's Photo Studio Near 3rd & Grace St.     Thanks to
Bob Felix, 
  Kolasinsky's 3rd & Hayes

(2 doors in off the corner, next to Michael's Furniture)

    Thanks to
Bob Felix, 
  B. Lewis 826 Edgmont Ave.   ? - 1925 - ?  
  Lewis Studio 505 Market St.   ? - 1965 - ?  
  MacNeilly, Harold A. 9th & Crosby Harold A. MacNeilly ? - 1950's - 1960's "On 9th and Crosby, across from the old Larkin school, was a corner photographer Harold A MacNeilly. I don't remember the store name, but he sold cameras, accessories, developed film + rented 16 mm films to the 7th street YMCA back in the 1950's.There were cowboys serials, as I remember, kids movies every Saturday morning.

Also his son Richard (deceased) used to deliver and pick up films for tankers in Phila.

His father closed the store in the 1960's and worked for the Chester mayor for many years."

Thanks to Rudy Koch

  H. Franklin Morris 312 W. 7th St. (1915)

401 Market St. (1917, 1918)

Bell Phone 547-W; Local 354

  ? - 1915, 1917, 1918 - ? Thanks to their ads in Chester High annuals, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
  Muscella Studio 3rd St. & Pusey Fred Muscella   "The premier photographer in Chester was Fred Muscella, Muscella Studio, on 3rd St and Pusey. Fred has been in business for ever...
I worked for Fred for many years when I lived at 3rd and Lamokin. He is my cousin. He took Wedding pictures for many , many people in Chester over the years."

Lou Calvarese,
  George F. Nelson Over Spencer's Hobby shop George F. Nelson   "I worked for the [Chester] Times for 15 years and had a studio over Spencers hobby shop for a couple years. I did mostly publicity for PMC, Riddle Hospital, Overbrook school for the Blind, lots of post cards, many, many weddings, worked for the Philadelphia Bulletin for 15 years. For many years I did the Kutztown Fair. Too many to list."

Thanks to
George F. Nelson

35 W Third Street Ferdinand Nyemetz ? - 1880's - 1890's - c. October 16, 1942 Ferdinand Nyemetz turned 80 on October 19, 1942 and closed his 3rd Street studio around October 16, 1942.

Thanks to
Dennis Bartow

  Fred Peel   Fred Peel c. 1930's, 1940's Fred Peel, whose family was originally from Detroit, Michigan,  lived at the Southwest corner of 9th & Parker streets. We believe that he built the Detroit Apartments on Parker St. behind his residence and named them for his home town.

Thanks to some first-hand recollections from
Betty-Jane Bennett Smith

  Photo Mart Ave. of the States at Welsh St.

TR 6-0331

Thomas E. & Lucille M. Ricks - 1960's -  

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Al Rosen Studio
Photo courtesy of Judith Talbot Mack
"In memory of my mother, Elvira (Roma) Talbot."

Al Rosen Studio 5th & Edgmont Ave.

(rear of Silvers 5 & 10)

Al Rosen ? - 1940's - ?


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