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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.

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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)


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.


Below is the same view from October of 2013.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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