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South Fifth: 1938

South Fifth: 1938

Spring 1938. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cars on South Fifth Street." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt. View full size.

 

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Cars

On the left is a 1931 Hupmobile and on the right a 1933 Plymouth.

North 5th

Don't know about South 5th, but growing up in Philly in the early 50's, North 5th St was a commercial district. In winter you could buy warmed chestnuts and pretzels from cart vendors while shopping from store to store.

Street Drags

Drag racing at its finest!

Looks Like

The Philadelphia version of Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Wonder if they're goin' for pink slips.

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