Harry Silcox passed away one year ago today. I met Harry a few years ago at the Historical Society of Frankford one night. I found that we had a relationship going back to my childhood in Bridesburg. I knew his Aunt, uncle and cousin as neighbors on our block which was on Mercer Street.
We talked about that and his rescue of the Sliker collection of glass negatives dating back to the 19th century. The Sliker studio was also on our block I knew Mr. sliker’s grandson while I was growing up and went into the studio often. That was probably the beginning of my interest in photography.
Joe Menkevich has written some notes on this icon of local history. You can read the pdf here.