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Dymo-Mite Tapewriter

Sometimes the old way of doing things is the best way.

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The Way It Was

This terrific map is from the 1982-83 Philadelphia College of Art catalog which I uncovered amid my clutter and marveled at the terrifically clean graphic design done well before anybody had heard of Illustrator, Freehand or CorelDraw. This was all … Continue reading

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Roaring High Above 15th & Chestnut

I was headed to a newly opened art supply store in what is known as Center City in Philadelphia when I happened to look up. Fortunately the lighting was good, and I had my compact camera with the terrific zoom … Continue reading

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ARCO Park

Today we present a  fairly decent view of the way things were. This is ARCO Park circa late 1970s/early 1980s. It sat on Broad Street between Spruce and Pine. It’s all gone now — swallowed up by the massive Kimmel … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Museum of Art circa 1941

Dad wearing a casual jacket (which was weird for the time being that everybody wore a suit jacket and tie everywhere) in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I cropped it off of this image, but ’41 is written … Continue reading

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Parking

Weathered neon sign in Philadelphia

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A Long Time Ago About 4 Hours Away…

This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. My guess is that the notion of the class … Continue reading

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Glorious Relic

Another glorious neon relic from a bygone era sadly in need of restoration, but I don’t think there is the money, interest or will. A beautiful job was done on the Boot and Saddle sign just up the street, but … Continue reading

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Sam Eric Theater

This isn’t really part of The Photo Elective series in that it wasn’t part of that elective course that all illustration majors at The Philadelphia College of Art were required to take, but I did use the same SLR camera … Continue reading

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She’ll Be Back

Here’s another of Tina Garceau’s Photo Elective self-portraits that I recently discovered. They were taken as part of a class assignment at The Philadelphia College of Art. Fortunately I found them because I think a stubborn humility would have prevented … Continue reading

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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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All That Jazz

Here’s another Photo Elective self-portrait of Tina Garceau. I think I may have taken a few weak, tentative, overly self-conscious shots of myself, but it appears that my darling bride really jumped into the spirit of the assignment with costumes … 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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Femme Fatale

This is another of Tina Garceau’s shots from a photography elective that all illustration majors were required to take at The Philadelphia College of Art.

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