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Ellsworth-Federal Stop

What do you do when the train is late and you’re bored?

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Marlboro Country

The Market-Frankford El had made an unscheduled stop along the rails due to one of those mysterious and omnipresent signal problems. Fortunately this delay afforded me the opportunity to shoot the three-dimensional cigarette sign I had always admired as the … Continue reading

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City of Mirrors

Emerging from the 16th Street Exit of the Market-Frankford El into the heart of Center City Philadelphia.

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My Ride to Art School

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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Route 34

The trolley

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Scarf Boy

A while back the site Stuff White People Like did one of their many lists of objects and activities particular to Caucasians, and one of them was women wearing scarves as a year ’round fashion accessory. I chuckled because I … Continue reading

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The Lonliness of the Short Distance Commuter

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Water, Tile and Fluorescent Lighting

A very wet train platform at 69th Street Terminal.

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Last Night on Pembroke Avenue

This is the scene last night on Pembroke Avenue as I waited for the bus headed to 69th Street. Usually potential snow events are treated as if the apocalypse loomed by the local media. I didn’t notice any Chicken Littles … Continue reading

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Beneath Broad Street

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The Girl with the Buddy Holly Glasses and the Betty Page Hair

This was a gal I saw on the Market-Frankford El that got off of the train somewhere in University City. I scribbled down a quick sketch, and I did this on the way home from memory on the El.

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It Came From The Sketchbook – The Little Black Book

A few weeks ago I decided to give the What I Like About Comics category a rest and blow the dust off of the It Came From The Sketchbook category shaking loose some of the drawings from sketchbooks I’ve got … Continue reading

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Tiled Corridor

The corridor leading to the interchange between the Market-Frankford El and the Broad Street Line beneath City Hall. Whenever I’m down there, even during rush hour, it seems eerily deserted.

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The Westbound Coming into 13th Street

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