Bookshelf provides descriptions and notices of recent publications on Pennsylvania subjects.

Temple University Press, University Services Building, Broad & Ox­ford Sts., Philadelphia 19122, has introduced a photo album of over 250 photographs of Philadelphia from the gay nineties to World War II. The hardbound book, by Frederic Miller, Morris Vogel and Allen Davis, is entitled Still Philadelphia and can be purchased from the press for $24.95, plus postage and handling.


The Pennsylvania German Collection, by Beatrice B. Garvan, is a complete handbook of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s permanent collection of Pennsylvania German objects, including photographs of 1,115 items ranging from ceramics and glass to textiles and basketry. Each item is accompanied by an individual description and, when known, artist, date and place of manufacture. Orders should be di­rected to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Attn. Museum Shop, Box 7646, Philadelphia 19101. The price is set at $18.95, plus $2.50 postage and state sales tax.


Ada Clendenin Williamson: Glimpses of the Artist Through Her Diaries, Letters and Scrapbooks, by Mary E. G. Robinson and Caro­lyn D. McCreesh, has been published by the Chester County Histori­cal Society. The life of this artist, who lived in West Chester from 1880-1958, in many ways highlights the rewarding and discouraging moments for many women artists of her era. The 80-page book can be ordered for $6, plus $1 postage and tax, from the society at 325 N. High St., West Chester 19380.


A more complete index has been compiled for Egle’s seven-volume Notes and Queries and can be purchased through the Decatur Genea­logical Society, Box 2205, Decatur, IL 62526 for $30.00. The 487-page index, completed by Eva Schory, was five years in the making and in­cludes over-48,000 names.


Frontier Forts and Battlefields: A Decade of Conflict in the Penn­sylvania Wilderness, by Frederic Ray, is an illustrated chronicle of frontier warfare in western Pennsylvania, 1754-1764. The booklet re­tails for $1. More information is available by writing the author at 3008 North 2nd. St., Harrisburg 17110.


The University of Pittsburgh Press has recently published a 199-page volume of tall tales, ghost lore, superstitions, proverbs, cures, hunting yarns, jokes, anecdotes, history, customs and stories about wily native ridgerunners entitled Flatlanders and Ridgerunners: Folk­tales from the Mountains or Northern Pennsylvania. Copies of the new publication by James Glimm may be ordered from the University of Pittsburgh Press, 127 N. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh 15260. The volume is $5.95 in paperback and $11.95 in hardback.