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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Another from my collection. Independence Hall I figure in the 1930's. From another source, this is the south side of the building. View full size.

Not Independence Hall...

Nice photo but it's not THE Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It looks like one of the replicas -- maybe the one at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan? The real hall doesn't have so many side buildings, and on that side of the building is a full block-sized park that has been there since way before the 1930s.

There is also no road that close to the hall on that side. Just lots of trees and a few statues. (I would have attached an old postcard from the 1930s but it wouldn't load to the email.) Anyway, just for what it's worth!

 
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