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About this collection

Paul R. Collier (1887 to 1951) photographs are some of Plainfield's most well-known images, containing views of local homes, landmarks, churches, businesses and community activities. Collier was a prolific photographer who documented the Plainfield area for 40 years. He worked for the Plainfield Courier News and did private work for insurance documentation. In the late 1990s, the library's collection of 175 Collier images grew sizably with a donation of about 15,000 glass plates and nitrate negatives. All glass plates have been conserved and printed. Prints are generated from the nitrates as funding permits.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Not all records contain images. If you are interested in viewing the image for a specific record, please contact the Local History Department.

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