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William Penn The Quaker 1906 Vintage Post Card
BCD-10. An Excellent Post Card showing the new statue of William Penn prior to it being mounted atop City Hall, Phila. Pa. Card has an UDB-USD-PM 1908 and in Very Good condition. Buyer will pay 1.95 S H for U.S. delivery 1st Class Mail. FOREIGN...
SLUM DWELLINGS: 1905 near Starr-Garden, Philadelphia. | By 1910, Philadelphia tripled in population to a little over a million and a half. Along the southern edge of Center City, it was not unusual to find eight or nine families of immigrants crammed into three story rowhouses that were known as Philadelphia’s “horizontal slums,”
Elfreth's Alley - Philadelphia PA
August 1992 - Elfreth's Alley dates to the early 18th century. Twenty years after William Penn founded Pennsylvania and established Philadelphia as its capital, the town had grown into a thriving, prosperous mercantile center. Philadelphians had abandoned Penn’s plan for a "greene countrie towne" and instead created a cityscape similar to what they remembered in England. Wharves welcomed ships from around the world and shops, taverns, and homes crowded the area along the Delaware River…
The City of Philadelphia's photo archive contains approximately 2 million photographic records that date from the late 1800's. This web site has a subset of those photos. All archive photos may be searched by keyword and date. Archive photos which have been assigned a geographic location are also searchable by proximity to an Address, Intersection, Place Name, or Neighborhood.
Philadelphia 1927 Mummer's Parade Pennsylvania United | Etsy
This photo is from a collection of 9,391 photographic negatives titled 'World Travel' by renowned British photographer J. Dearden Holmes. The exact dates of the trip are unknown but estimated to have been between 1915 and 1930 from examination of the content of the photos. They were taken with a stereoscopic camera. Most of Holmes' photos from this world trip are not available anywhere else. These prints are created from the scanned stereoscopic negatives and I have done very little editing…