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1201 Bar

Sign adorning the 1201 Bar located at 1201 S 28th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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The Owner of the Club Mardi Gras Chimes in

One of the great things about the internet is that it’s so vast that there is always something new  out there. Even if an article was published months or years ago, chances are good that it’s going to be new … Continue reading

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Still No Sign of the Sign

I had recently written about the refurbishment of the iconic electrified boot that adorned the facade of the Boot & Saddle Bar only to be disappointed a few days later by the mysterious disappearance of that sign. Sadly, I have … Continue reading

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The Chestnut House

Back in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a minor course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives … Continue reading

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The Photo Elective – King Richard’s Tavern

Back in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives and … Continue reading

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The Photo Elective – Murphy’s Tavern

Last week we did pretty well with a visit to The Mardi Gras Club and were actually graced by the presence of the Miss Vicki. Over on the Facebook pages for Westville and Gloucester City there was a lot of … Continue reading

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The Photo Elective – Gloucester City, NJ

Back when I was majoring in illustration at the art school formerly known as The Philadelphia College of Art, we were required to take a photography elective. We shot black and white film; developed the negatives and made prints. The … Continue reading

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Sole of the Boot

Rumor is that they’re renovating to reopen, but it’s quiet.

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The Boot and Saddle…Again

I’ve shot this sign a million times, and I’ll probably shoot it a million more, but the day I shot this was just a perfect day. So here it is once again – the fabulous sign outside of the Boot … Continue reading

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The Raths-Keller

Here is this week’s ad taken from the program for the play L’Aiglon starring Maude Adams which played in Philadelphia at The Broad Street Theater in 1901. The Raths-Keller was located in The Betz Building on Broad Street near Chestnut in Philadelphia. It was … Continue reading

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