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To Hannah and Spence:
Holiday greeting cards

From the Architectural Alumni Graphics Collection of Franklin Spencer Roach and Hannah Benner Roach

 

The 1940 Roach holiday card.  Click for more information on the Roaches and their holiday cards
Spencer and Hannah Roach

Franklin Spencer Roach and Hannah Benner Roach were both well known professionally in the architectural, historical and cultural circles of Philadelphia.

Their collection, donated to the University Archives in 1978, dates from 1925 through 1977. It contains 522 items designed by 73 individuals. Many of these cards were designed and sent by fellow alumni of the University of Pennsylvania's architectural program. Each card, a small piece of artwork in its own right, highlights the whimsical and graphic illustration styles of the architect outside of the drafting studio.

This exhibit is made up of selected holiday cards created by the Roaches and thirteen fellow architects, along with short biographical sketches and photographs of the architects. The exhibit was created in 1999 by Martin J. Hackett, Public Services Archivist.

 

 

Image of Batcheler card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
George D. Batcheler, Jr.

 

Image of Bendiner card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
Alfred Bendinner

 

Image of Fraser card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
Joseph T. Fraser, Jr.

 

Image of Harbeson card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
John F. Harbeson

 

Image of Hough card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
William J.H. Hough

 

Image of Lin card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
Phyllis Whei Yin Lin

 

Image of Litchfield card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
Clarence B. Litchfield

 

Image of McGoodwin card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
Robert R. McGoodwin

 

Image of Noble card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
Robert W. Noble

 

Image of Richards' card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
John N. Richards

 


Jacob R. Snyder

 

Image of Snyder's card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
Harold T. Spitznagel

 

Image of Urffer's card. Click for more information on this architect and his holiday cards
Darwin H. Urffer