Collection Summary

Title:Hollingsworth Pearce Papers


Creator(s):Pearce, Hollingsworth

Extent:1 linear foot


Repository:Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Abstract:Approximately 60 black and white photographs comprise this collection, documenting the work of Hollingsworth Pearce (1878-1936), Philadelphia designer, metalsmith and engraver. There is also a hand-written inventory of the photographed objects, which are primarily silver or pewter items Pearce crafted for several churches and chapels, such as altar and processional crosses, sanctuary lamps and a baptismal bowl. Tablets, trophy cups and bowls are also illustrated.