Item No: 75A0339
Title: Library Card of Mr. Samuel P. Fels
Original Image Location:
Free Library of Philadelphia
"The Free Library Association of the City of Philadelphia. To John Thomson, Secretary, Room 163, City Hall, Philadelphia. I agree to become a member of The Free Library Association of the City of Philadelphia, and to pay the annual dues of five dollars. Mr. Samuel P. Fels, 1726 Park Ave."
Inscription in pencil: "$5 recd."
Samuel Fels was the first president of Fels & Company (founded by his older brother, Joseph), known for Fels-Naptha soap. Fels also founded the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.