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PENNSYLVANIA POORHOUSE HISTORY by county

Charles C. Hofmann
Poor House, Hospital & Lunatick-Hospital of Northampton County, Pa., c. 1865
Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch
1971.83.28

Copied from the website of The National Gallery of Art

From the Tour: Works on Paper from the Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch Collection
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POSTCARD CAPTION: Northampton County Alms House
           Nazareth , Pa.

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POSTCARD CAPTION: View of Alms House, Nazareth, Pa.

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LOCAL NOTES:

On a recent eBay auction, a photograph was offered which was titled: 
The County Officials of Northampton County, PA.
1909
(It was a collage of individual portraits.)
The following were included:

William Kocher, Poor Director

Emanuel C. Drach, Poor Director

Isaac Fehr, Poor Director

Herman Schmidt, Supt. County Poor Farm

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in NORTHAMPTON county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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