Tag Archives: PA

Black and White and Read All Over

Newsstand in the vicinity of 15th and Locust circa 1981. The Photo Elective All students majoring in illustration at The Philadelphia College of Art were required to take a minor course in photography where the students would take and process black and … Continue reading

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Decaying on the Delaware

The SS United States, the world’s fastest ocean liner, continues to succumb to the elements as it sits docked on the Philadelphia side of the Delaware River.

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We Have It, We Fix It

On Island Avenue in Southwest Philly

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Boxerbear at 4th and Bainbridge

Here’s another fine example of the urban phenomena I call Truck Mascots. This fellow was adorning a commercial garbage truck making a pickup around 4th and Bainbridge.

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At Third and Market

As kids whenever we would discover something and loudly exclaim, “Look what I FOUND!“ my Dad would reply, “It wasn’t lost.” Such is the case with this art supply store I “found” for myself at 307 Market Street. I guess … Continue reading

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Great Expectations of a Whitman Sampler

Here’s another advertisement from the program/souvenir booklet for the play L’Aiglon starring Maude Adams which played in Philadelphia at The Broad Street Theater back in 1901. At first, I thought this was a pioneer advertisement for a push gift. You … Continue reading

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Ode to a Long Gone 5 & 10¢ Store

This is a shot I took back in 1982 at around the same time I took this shot recently used by Philadelphia Magazine. This Woolworth’s was on Chestnut Street just off of Broad. It had everything you could want from … Continue reading

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