Category Archives: Blast from the Past

Diabolique

Here’s another self-portrait that Tina Garceau shot as part of a Photo Elective project back when she attended the Philadelphia College of Art. This one is not as successful as some of her recent photographs I posted, but you have … Continue reading

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Eric’s Mark I

Eric’s Mark I movie theater as it was at 18th and Market in Philadelphia, PA circa 1983. I was a student at The Philadelphia College of Art, and I was snapping frames of 35mm film as reference for a class … Continue reading

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Near 16th & Walnut Circa 1991

This is the paper counter of a Philadelphia art supply store I’ve written about before. Papers and art boards would be ordered as one would order meats and cheeses at a deli counter. A member of the large staff would … Continue reading

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Above South Street in 1991

This is me gazing at Center City from the roof of an apartment on South Street I was living in at the time.

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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

Katharine Hepburn went to Bryn Mawr, won 4 Academy Awards, and wore trousers before they were fashionable. Personally, I think her biggest accomplishment is this recipe for brownies. They are fudgey, gooey, and a snap to throw together. Make these brownies! 

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Holiday Fatigue

Somewhere at the end of the ’80s I started dating a girl just after the holidays. I sketched out this little cartoon combining Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter for her as a gag greeting card.

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Gift wrap a bottle of Cutty

Another photo of the Southeast corner of Broad and Spruce Streets shot from the building on the Northwest corner of that same intersection. The last one I posted here was in color and shot about a year after this one.

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Looking West from Broad and Spruce

Looking out the back or West side of the Atlantic Building which was known as Anderson Hall at the time and housed the Philadelphia College of Art.

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Above Broad & Spruce in 1983

This is a photograph I shot from what was once Anderson Hall on the Northwest corner of Broad and Spruce which once housed The Philadelphia College of Art. This is probably the 7th floor where the illustration majors were situated. … Continue reading

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Never Say Never Again

PLUS 2 ALL NEW BLOCKBUSTERS!!!

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Heading Toward 15th & Locust

Tina Garceau behind the lens again on the streets of Philadelphia some time in the very early ’80s.

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Termini’s Pastries

Truly one of the best store fronts in Philly.

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Walking Up 15th

Tina Garceau was one of many illustration majors at The Philadelphia College of Art forced to required to take an elective course in photography. She and an army of other art students scoured the streets of The City of Brotherly … Continue reading

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15th & Locust Newsstand

Here’s another Photo Elective shot committed to a frame of Pan-X film by the incomparable Tina Garceau. This was a busy newsstand at the corner of 15th and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia back when newsprint was one of … Continue reading

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