A bunch of old illustrations

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    The Abduction of Charley Brewster Ross - NY Daily Graphic 18 Sept 1875


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    John and James Dobson Carpet Mills - 4041-4055 Ridge Ave - NY Daily Graphic 15 Oct 1883


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    Baist's Property Atlas Philadelphia - 1885


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    City Transit Illustration - 1917 - York Street Station



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    Great looking building - I wonder who the architect was.
     
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    If I had to take a wild guess, I'd say Philip H. Johnson, not to be confused with the world-renown Philip Johnson. Although his bio mentions his work for the City Health Department, Johnson also designed Convention Hall, City Hall Annex and numerous fire stations in the city. I have no good information to back that up, but he was active during the time the Frankford line was built.

    Johnson, Philip H. (1868 - 1933) -- Philadelphia Architects and Buildings
     
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    "Philadelphia" Brand Cream Cheese - Advertisement 1920



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    Phenix Cheese Company 1903-1920, successor to Empire Cheese Company Edmeston NY, factory burned down 1900, thus the name Phenix, an alternate spelling at the time. Holder of rights to produce originator's "Philadelphia" brand cream cheese. Phenix merged with Kraft in 1920.


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    Keystone Telephone Company - Rates - 1901


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    Source: Official Hand Book, City Hall, Philadelphia, 1901


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    This is, The Bank of Philadelphia C1808 SW Cor of 4th and Chestnut St. IMG_1596.PNG
     
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    Cartoon Illustration - Life Magazine - 21 Jan 1892

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    Doing the Running Joke about Philly back when. Looks like the Railroad Ferry headed across Hudson to Exchange Place P.R.R. Ferry terminal in Jersey City in image background for a connection to Philly by rail from NYC. No direct overland train service between Philadelphia and NYC until 1910 and the opening of Pennsylvania Station with the train tunnel connecting Philadelphia train service with NYC and New England.


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    Liberty Bell - Declaration of Independence - 1876


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    Source: Magee's Guide to Phila.,1876



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    Seasons Greeting to the Troops Overseas - Public Ledger 15 Nov 1917


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    Acme Delivery Truck - 1917

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    Interesting to see the name "Acme Tea Company" - reminiscent of course of the "Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company".
     
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    Might that be a typo in the ad? The google tells me that paste (without the ending s) is the plural of pasta in Italian.

    pasta - Wiktionary
     
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    Freihofer's Bread and Pastels - Advertising 1913


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    Pastels


    Etymology[edit]
    From French pastel, Italian pastello (“pastel”), from Medieval Latin pastellum (“dough, paste”), from Latin pasta (“dough, paste”), ultimately from Ancient Greek πάστη (pástē, “dough, paste”

    The French from Jefferson - pastel?


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    These are great Phillyxpat!

    The Life Magazine cartoon is very interesting - nice to know that NY has been sh*tting on us for over 100 years.
     

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