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Library Co. of Phila.
Philadelphia Then and Now: 60 Matching Photographic Views from 1859-1952 and from 1986-1988
Kenneth Finkel (au); Susan Oyama (ph)
A treasury of vintage photos of Phila. contrasted with contemporary photos taken from the same vantage point. The older views were carefully selected for historic relevance from thousands of rare images in the collection of the Lib. Co. of Phila. Then the same sites were photographs from the same vantage point, enabling you to witness the forces of change & evolution in the city. The captions that accompany the photos offer historical background & anecdotes about the site or locale depicted. An intro. outlines Phila’s. role as the “cradle of liberty,” transportation hub & industrial center, & the uses of photography in preserving the city’s past. B&W photos.
George M. Brightbill, Strawbridge & Clothier holiday advertisement, Color postcard, ca. 1920.
Grand Historic Mirror [of the] American War. (Philadelphia: 1863)
The Library of William Byrd of Westover
Benjamin Franklin: Writer and Printer
Library and Surgeons Hall
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