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Robert Cornelius

 
 
Robert Cornelius Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Robert Cornelius Marker
Inscription.  This metallurgist and brass founder opened one of the world's first photographic studios here in the spring of 1840. His collaboration with chemist Paul Beck Goddard in successful experiments to reduce exposure times made it possible to use the camera in portraiture.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 39° 57.028′ N, 75° 9.221′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of South 8th Street and Ranstead Street on South 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Siegmund Lubin (here, next to this marker); W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th & Market (about 300 feet away); Thomas Jefferson
Robert Cornelius Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
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(about 300 feet away); Philadelphia Flower Show (about 400 feet away); Declaration House (about 400 feet away); The Graff House (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Declaration House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 6, 2022