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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

North From Locust: 1907

North From Locust: 1907

Philadelphia circa 1907. "Broad Street north from Locust with view of City Hall." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Advanced Vaudeville?

I noticed the sign for Advanced Vaudeville. Is there such a thing as beginning vaudeville? Nice shot of the 2013 view.

[1907 poster for Klaw & Erlanger's "Advanced Vaudeville". -tterrace]

Ah! Thanks (baxado)

Newsstand

In 1974, I purchased the newsstand that you can see in the 2013 photo. Stayed there for ten years and earned a very good living. Then it started to change for print media. Philadelphia lost two of its four daily papers and magazines skyrocketed in price. The handwriting was on the wall and I got out.

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Below is the same view from October of 2013.

 
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