Letters

Warm and Special Memories Upon seeing the cover of the most recent edition of the Pennsylvania Heritage, Spring 2014, I immediately recognized the Harry Whittier Frees photograph. The sight of two cats donned in clothing and perched on a swing evoked warm and special memories. You see, my mother received the book Toodles and Her Friends in 1936 for her first birthday. She had several books from...
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Introducing Harry Whittier Frees, World-Famous Animal Photographer

Long before William Wegman (born 1943) began photographing dogs – primarily his own Weimaraners, beginning with his first, Man Ray, whom he acquired in 1970 – wearing clothing and costumes, Pennsylvania native Harry Whittier Frees (1879-1953) became famous for his unusual photographs of young cats, dogs, rabbits and chickens wearing all sorts of garments and engaged in a variety of...
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From the Editor

The theme we adopted for Pennsylvania Heritage’s 40th anniversary is “Telling Stories, Sharing History,” which has been our mantra since the magazine debuted in 1974. This edition is particularly rich with stories that will broaden readers’ understanding and appreciation of the Commonwealth’s 20th-century history. In fact, all three of the feature articles, in...
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