Scope and Content Note


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. Objects from one of his most important commissions, the Valley Forge Memorial Chapel, as well as commemorative tablets, trophy cups and bowls are also illustrated. There is also a small snapshot of Pearce working in his studio.