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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

That's All: 1906

That's All: 1906

Philadelphia circa 1906. "Broad Street. Masonic Temple and United Methodist Church, north from City Hall." Notable signage includes Wilson Whiskey's two-word slogan as well as the starburst down the street advertising AUTOS. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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Masonic

If you are in Philladelphia take the tour of the Masonic Lodge. You don't have to be a Mason to get it. Wonderful.

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Below is the same view from October of 2013.

R.C. Maxwell

The Wilson Whiskey sign is an R.C. Maxwell original. They were big sign painters in the northeast corridor and photographed much of their work. There's a great showcase of them here.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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