Category Archives: Philadelphia

Wired

Our eagle eyed friend Tony spotted this wire sculpture hanging from the electrical line at Broad & Washington yesterday. We wondered how they got it up there? Update: Thanks to my friend Lynne, this is the work of Baltimore-based street … Continue reading

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Spring on the Block

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It’s Spring!

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Billy Penn

 

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We Have It, We Fix It

On Island Avenue in Southwest Philly

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There Ain’t No Rhyme for Oranges

Every now and again while wandering around 9th Street, I’ll spot a nicely designed produce box. Such was the case today with this carton of Ultimate Oranges –  bold, simple graphics, three colors – it’s an eye catcher. And by … Continue reading

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Syd Kushner W I D E S H O E S

Advertisement for a Philadelphia shoe store from a November 23, 1971 edition of the Courier Post, a Southern New Jersey newspaper.

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The Last Picture Show

The United Artist Theater on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia has closed permanently.

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Washington Steaks

This is another digital photo of another building that ain’t there no more. This is another victim of the relentless March of Progress. I couldn’t tell you if the steaks were any good, but there is no denying that sign.

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The Corner of 11th and Christian

Sadly gone. Giunta Brothers was a Mom-and-Pop kitchenware shop that stood at 823 S 11th Street in South Philadelphia for decades offering kitchen gadgets that could not be found anywhere else.

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