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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.
Baxter’s Panorama of Chestnut Street (1859)
Interior view of the New Church of St. Joseph (Philadelphia: ca. 1840)
Every Man His Own Doctor: Popular Medicine in Early America
Wissahickon Drive, Looking toward Gypsy Lane (ca. 1900)
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia: July 1829)
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