Category Archives: Blast from the Past

Backstage at The Walnut Street Theater

Walking home from an appointment yesterday, the side doors of The Walnut Street Theater were open, and I snapped this photo. The Walnut Street Theater is one of Philadelphia’s long standing gems. It was founded in 1809, originally going by … Continue reading

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Reading Terminal Spring 1984

I took this picture as a student at The Philadelphia College of Art. I think a classroom of illustration majors was dispatched to Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market to annoy shoppers and vendors with our 35mm SLR cameras in order to … Continue reading

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Tiled Entryways on 4th Street

More tiled entryways in Philadelphia’s fabric district.

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Tiled Entryway No. 703

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on tiled entryways, however on Saturday, I ran into this beauty while doing some shopping on Fabric Row.

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Happy Birthday Lloyd!

The Boy turns nineteen today – where does the time go? I was thinking about his tenth birthday when he decided he wanted a Neapolitan cake for his birthday. That meant baking three different cake layers, which I was trying … Continue reading

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My Childhood Captured on a Single Page

Regular readers of the site are probably aware of the fantastic illustrative work of Tina Garceau. If not, you can head over to this page for a heaping helping of her incredible work. I’ll wait. Are you back? Good! As … Continue reading

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You No Canna Refuse

Back when movies were cultural touchstones made for adults, they were not as heavily merchandised as they are today. A soundtrack album may have been released and a paperback novelization would be on a shelves in bookstores, and that was … Continue reading

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Almost All of Them Flops

This is a nicely printed flyer that was handed out at a comic book convention in the very early 1980s. On the opposite side of what’s pictured above was a list of horror and science fiction classics released by Universal … Continue reading

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Digital Clutter

This is a followup to my earlier post about the art school formerly known as The Philadelphia College of Art. Thanks to the Internet Archive which is probably the greatest site on the internet a number of odd, wonderful and … Continue reading

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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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