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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • MARS SNOOPER, 1959

Post-War Harrisburg

Post-War Harrisburg

I don't know what year my grandfather took this photo of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building, but I'm guessing it was 1948 or 1949. View full size.

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Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge, aka

The State Street Bridge. The huge concrete eagles atop the pylons flanking the bridge represent the US Army and the US Navy. I live about three blocks from the capitol. The view driving across the bridge today is very similar except for the streetlights. Here’s a view of the bridge from the capitol portico.

Yellow Plate

Could be 1947 or 1949, both years had yellow plates. the 1948 plate was blue.

 
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