Tag Archives: 1980s

Na – Na – Na – Gonna have a good time!

Back in 1984 Philadelphia’s own Bill Cosby was a giant in the field of entertainment. He was the star of both the television and silver screen, filled arenas with his stand-up comedy act and sold tons of vinyl records recording … Continue reading

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17th and Walnut

Here’s another Photo Elective shot taken of a reflection in a florist’s window in the vicinity of 17th and Walnut in downtown Philadelphia, PA. I took this photograph as a sophomore at The Philadelphia College of Art. The Photo Elective … Continue reading

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Caturday

This is a combination Caturday / Photo Elective post. Illustration majors at the school formerly known as The Philadelphia Collage of Art were required to take a photography elective where students would shoot 35mm film; process the film and make … Continue reading

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The Counter at Bill’s No. 7

Here is another scanned 35mm negative in the Photo Elective category. We’re back inside Bill’s No. 7 which was on Main Street in downtown Willimantic, Connecticut. I must have been in there between the breakfast and lunch rush. At its … Continue reading

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Relics of the Recent Past

It’s weird to think that Blockbuster is gone. I wasn’t a regular customer because there was another chain closer to home, but they were everywhere. At the height of the popularity of video rentals, I always felt that large urban … Continue reading

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Eric’s Mark I

Eric’s Mark I was one of many movie theaters that was in Center City Philadelphia that are now sadly gone. This is back when images from actual celluloid film was projected on the screen. That meant that the viewer had … Continue reading

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Because it was on…

Back when I attended The Philadelphia College of Art, the city of Philadelphia was not wired for cable television while the surrounding suburbs had enjoyed the benefits of basic cable and perhaps a pay station like HBO or PRISM for … Continue reading

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The Fifth Beatle

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. This is a self-portrait of Ms Garceau.

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