A bunch of old photos

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    Factory Fire-Drill – 1918

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    High Tech Civic Communication – 1918

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    Crowd Control – 1918

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    Mummers Parade for Liberty Loan – 1919

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    Temple Ambulance Workers Off to France - Public Ledger 1 June 1917

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    Fearless Structural Iron Workers - Frankford "L" - Public Ledger 12 May 1917

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    Armed Motorcycle - Made in Philadelphia - Public Ledger 24 May 1917

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    Parkway Demolition - Public Ledger 12 May 1917

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    Graveyard - 3rd and Brown - Public Ledger 2 June 1917

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    My great great grandparents were buried near Franklin Square and the cemetery there was closed and the bodies placed in a mass grave at W Laurel Hill. When I think about the beautiful markers sometimes erected and the peaceful settings and that even today people make a great fuss over burial sites one need only look at these to see that despite the "Rock of Ages" suggestion that memorial stones will last through eternity we know that in the US the Almighty Dollar decides what remains or not.
     
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    Clean Up on Sears Street - Public Ledger 29 June 1917

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    Launching of a Ship in Cramp' Shipyard - Beach and Palmer Streets - 1900


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    July 15, 1920,
    NINTH AND MONTROSE
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    September 11, 1915,
    MAYOR'S SPADE TO START GREAT SUBWAY,
    MARKING CITY'S PROGRESS

    We Are Making History,"Cries Blanikenburg to Huge Crowd
    at Ceremony.With this potent sentence Mayor Blanikenburg
    Surrounded by his cabinet, by members of both branches of counsel, and by thousands of citizens assembled on City Hall plaza the Mayor broke ground for the first section of the Broad street subway.

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    Walk in the Park with Spring - Public Ledger 8 Apr 1918

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    Frankford "L" Progress - Photo from St. Mark's Church - Public Ledger 2 April 1918


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    Old Post Office, sliver of a building, at extreme left of above photo. Old Reading R.R. Frankford Station at extreme right of photo.


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    my old street, the side alley is called medina st
     
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    Phillyxpat is there more to this story, wonder if the location that the Public Ledger is giving right, as the only graveyard at 3rd and brown was at the southeast corner, and that was before this date. The Mifflin School that was at 808 n. 3rd street just north of Brown st. old maps shows no empty area which may have been a small graveyard.
     
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    i have a list of old cemeteries if it helps
    Department of Public Safety
    Bureau of Health
    Room No. 610
    City Hall, Philadelphia

    April 26th, 1898
    RESOLVED, That the burial of more than one body in a grave in the thickly inhabited and built-up portions of the city is hereby declared a nuisance having a tendency to be prejudicial to public health.
    RESOLVED, That in the thickly inhabited and built-up portions of the city the burial of more than one body in a single grave, or the opening of a grave in which a body has been buried, for the purpose of additional interment, be and the same is hereby prohibited on and after June 1st, 1898.

    RESOLVED, That the following cemeteries or burial grounds be and are hereby subject to the above orders (all sic):
    Arabella 5th and Washington Ave.
    Arch Street Friends 4th and Arch streets
    Arch Street Presbyterian Arch street above 10th St.
    Axes Germantown avenue near Washington St. (Germantown)
    Baptist Church Passyunk avenue, W. of Broad street
    Cathedral 48th and Lancaster avenue
    Christ Church 5th and Arch streets
    Colored M. E. Church Centre (now Rittenhouse St..) and Morton streets (Germantown)
    Dunkards Ground (Mennonite Church) Germantown Ave. and Sharpnack St.
    Ebeneser M. E. Christian St. below 4th
    Epiphany 15th and Chestnut streets.
    Fair Hill Cambria St. and Germantown avenue
    Federal Street Jewish Federal and 11th streets
    First Presbyterian Ground 4th and Pine streets
    Franklin Franklin Lane, W. of Frankford Rd.
    Free Quakers 5th and Spruce streets
    Friends Southwestern 16th and Race streets
    Glenwood 22nd and Ridge avenue
    Grace Church 12th and Cherry sts
    Continued:

    Department of Public SafetyBureau of HealthRoom No. 610City Hall, Philadelphia April 26th, 1898RESOLVED, That the burial of more than one body in a grave in the thickly inhabited and built-up portions of the city is hereby declared a nuisance having a tendency to be prejudicial to public health.RESOLVED, That in the thickly inhabited and built-up portions of the city the burial of more than one body in a single grave, or the opening of a grave in which a body has been buried, for the purpose of additional interment, be and the same is hereby prohibited on and after June 1st, 1898. RESOLVED, That the following cemeteries or burial grounds be and are hereby subject to the above orders (all sic):

    Haines St. ME, Germantown Ave. and Haines St. (now closed)
    Hanover, Hanover and Thompson streets
    Hebrew, Spruce, below 9th streetHoly Comforter, 19th and Wharton streets
    Holy Trinity, Passyunk and Washington avenues
    Holy Trinity (1), 6th and Spruce streets
    Holy Trinity (2), 5th and Spruce streets
    Kensington (M. E.), Palmer street (see Hanover)
    Lafayette, 10th and Wharton streets
    Lebanon, Passyunk ave. and 18th street
    Machpelah and M. E. Union, 10th street and Washington avenue
    Market Square, Germantown avenue and Mill street (now Church Lane, Germantown)
    Monument Cemetery, Broad and Berks streets
    Mt. Zion, CHristian street east of 6th
    Mutual Family, Washington avenue near 10th st.
    Odd Fellows, 23rd and Norris streets
    Olive Cemetery, Girard and Belmont avenues
    Palmer Ground, Palmer and Belgrade streets
    Paul Street M. E., Paul street, Frankford
    Philadelphia Cemetery, Passyunk avenue, near 19th st.
    Philanthropic Cemetery, Passyunk avenue and Tasker st.
    Presbyterian Cemetery, Frankford
    Ronaldson Cemetery, 9th and Bainbridge streets
    Rose Cemetery, Ludlow street, below 41st street
    St. Ann's (R.C.), Lehigh avenue and Memphis st.
    St. Augustine's (R.C.), 4th below Vine street
    St. John's (M. E.), 3rd below Beaver st.
    St. Johns (R. C.), 13th above Chestnut st.
    St. John's (R. C.), Manayunk
    St. Joachim, Frankford Road and Pine street.
    St. Joseph's (R. C.), 8th and Washington ave.
    St. Luke's, 13th below Spruce street
    St. Lukes's, Coulter steet, Germantown
    St. Mary's (R. C.), 10th and Moore streets
    St. Mary's (R. C.), 4th above Spruce street
    St. Michael's, 2nd and Jefferson streets
    St. Michael's Lutheran, Germantown ave. and Church street, now Phil-Ellena St.
    St. Paul's 3rd below Walnut street
    St. Paul's (M. E.), Christian above 6th street
    St. Peter's, 3rd and Pine streets
    St. Peter's (R. C.), Tioga and West (now Belgrad Street) streets
    Swedes (P. E.), 931 Otsego street (now Swanson)
    Third Presbyterian, 4th and Pine streets
    Trinity (P. E.), Catharine below 3rd street
    United Americn Mechanics, 22nd and Diamond street
    Union Harmony Cemetery, Hanover street
    Union Cemetery, 6th street and Washington avenue
    Union Wesleyan, Hannover street
    Wharton Street M. E., Wharton street below 4th street.

    Phila Cemetery law multiple burials 1898.

    also these if they help
    Philadelphia Area Cemeteries

    http://www.phillygenweb.org/PHILADELPHIA_CEMETERIES_LIST_10052005.pdf
     
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    4. Mother African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church (1796–1885) Location: north side of Brown Street west of 4th; 409 Brown Street (approximate) The church asked permission from the Board of Health to relocate 100 burials from the churchyard to Olive Cemetery in 1884; however, this relocation did not go as planned (Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 12, 1884). In March 1886, local newspapers reported the following story: The police of the Twenty-fourth district yesterday discovered a large number of human bones in a pit on Richmond street, near Clearfield. It was learned that the bones were being brought from the churchyard of Zoar African M.E. Church, on Brown street, near Fourth, where the bodies were being removed to another locality. Orders were issued forbidding any more bones being deposited in the pit, which was covered up with dirt [Philadelphia Inquirer, March 27, 1886]. The current status of the remains deposited along Richmond Street is unknown. It is presumed that at least some of the remains from the Zoar cemetery on Brown Street were relocated to Olive Cemetery in or about 1886. Burials in Olive were relocated to Eden Cemetery in 1923 (Keels 2003)
     
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    Lots of data from CHIOSSO here too. I am thinking if this is not resolved already, that the cemetery seems to have a fence facing a street, that maybe the photo negative could have been reversed and as such the image could be a cemetery St. John. P.E. Church half a block away at American St. and Brown. With the photo crew approximating incorrectly one street passed Second as Third?
     
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    That would make sense as St John's had burials next to the church.
     
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    Yes, St. John's had a Cemetary , ok now I see it, and yes the photo must have been taken from the church looking SSE with American street on the left.... neat! today that area is a parking lot.
     
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    Evening public ledger. June 02, 1917,
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    this is a view if the parking lot of the church on american the windows match,the fence matches, and im not sure but it looks like the tree matches. it looks like it was taken from the from the church. When I was looking for this I found some great news stories about the church and the Rev. George Chalmers Richmond, who was either crazy, a bolshevik or just a trouble maker.
     
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    C. - Good find on the cemetery story same day as the picture on the back page. Don't read as much as I used to and like the visuals more I guess. Glad you unearthed the ghost of Rev.Richmond. A lot of Philly stories lost along the way and worth finding.
     
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    Rev. George Chalmers Richmond - Yale Class of 1895 - St.John's Church Northern Liberties - Public Ledger 8 June 1915

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