HE’S IN THE ARMY NOW…..THE SALVATION ARMY (PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA)

A young man, wearing a salvation army uniform, poses for his portrait at a studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The man has long hair and a great mustache. The photographer of this image was Frank A. Kroneberger (1847-?).  The  photographer’s  studio was located at 1313 and 1315 Columbia Avenue.  Kroneberger was born in Maryland and was of German heritage. He appears in the 1900 census as living in Philadelphia and working as a photographer. He was listed as being married to Henrietta Kroneberger since 1870 and as having three daughters (age 16 to age 21). Kroneberger had longevity in the field of photography. He is listed in various directories (from 1877 to 1918) as being a photographer. He appears to have started his career in Chester, Pennsylvania. To view other images of Salvation Army workers, click on the category “Salvation Army”.

Fireman in Chester, Pennslyvania

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This Cabinet card features a fireman in Chester, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Franklin Company which was one of the five companies comprising the Chester Fire Department. The Franklin Company was established in 1867. At the time of this photograph all firemen except drivers and chiefs were volunteers. In 1904, two of the Chester fire companies were sent to the “Great Baltimore Fire” for a weeks duration. Chester is in southeastern Pennsylvania near Philadelphia. The photographer of this image is Jeanes of Chester, Pennsylvania.

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