Group of people standing in front of a church, sepia image.

Church of the Brethren Photograph Collection

The Church of the Brethren Photograph collection consists of more than 500 mostly black-and-white photographs of meeting houses and churches in eastern Pennsylvania, historic sites, gravestones, portraits, and nursing homes associated with the Church. The photographs date from the 1890s to the present. A subset of the collection includes images from 200 glass-plate negatives dating from 1890 to 1915. These photographs were taken by J.G. Francis, a leader in the founding of Elizabethtown College and a minister of the Church of the Brethren in eastern Pennsylvania.