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Special Format Records: Audiovisual Materials

Identifier: SFV
Two 16 mm films comprise this record group. The first is a duplicate of a ten-minute film made in 1926 of the Flag Day parade of the First City Troop of Philadelphia. This reel also includes the dedication of the Robert Morris statue at the Custom House. Museum trustee and donor Roland L. Taylor served as master of ceremonies at the event. "Colonial Dancing" was filmed at Mt. Pleasant, one of the Fairmount Park houses, as part of the 1932 opening ceremony of the park houses.


  • 1932, undated

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Special Format Records. Audio-Visual Materials are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.


2 Reels (16mm film)


None available.

Acquisition and Custody Information

The 1926 Flag Day parade 16mm film was a gift of Taylor Hardwick, 1999.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Bertha Adams. Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Guide to the Special Format Records. Audiovisual Materials
Finding aid prepared by Bertha Adams
Language of description
Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services
Edition statement

Revision Statements

  • 9/20/2004: Kat Stefko: Updated links from "mellon-archives" to "archives."
  • 1/20/2006: Susie Anderson: New nodes and citation
  • 1/23/2006: Susie Anderson: Dates and extent added
  • 7/11/2007: Bertha Adams: July 11, 2007
  • 3/10/2008: Bertha Adams: change extent description from 2 items to two 16mm
  • 3/10/2008: Bertha Adams: To change audio-visual to audiovisual

Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States