A bunch of old photos

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    Manufacture of Dolls - 1912 - Wooden Usage Industries - Dept. of Forestry Pennsylvania

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    I am betting that this unidentified company is the Schoenhut Toy Factory - E. Hagert and Sepviva Sts.


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    Opening up of Spring Garden to Delaware Ave. - Inquirer 11 Dec 1924

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    So what is a munimaker? See the 1908 ad in Confectioners' and Bakers' Gazette, Volume 30

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    Jayfar - Automatic mixing of the syrup and seltzer, standardization. That's what killed "Moxie" they say, a heavy hand on the syrup dispenser by the soda jerk to impress the girls.
     
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    Phillyxpat:

    Nice tie in about a school for orphan railroad children, and then three pictures bragging how the railroads have their workers "Working for the most part above the tracks which were in almost constant use"

    I had to recently go through Amtrak's training as a subcontractor for track access. They are very strict about procedures anywhere near their tracks, and still accidents happen, but exposing workers to know hazards bad enough to have to build schools for their orphans is sad.

    Anyone who talks about the good old days, forgets that they were not really that good.
     
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    Elliott 87 - the past is what it is. Got to take charity where you can find it in the good old days.

    My only personal reaction to the group photo of girls and teachers was the fact in real time back then orphaned boys in the Girard College got a big Greek Temple in their environment to get a grammar school education and the girls here are relegated to some seedy four houses and a stable in a back water street full of more stables I think if I read the map correctly.

    BTW, In other research, 1716 Rittenhouse St. and or Sq. was residence of Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Leopold Stokowski around 1937.

     
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    Midvale Steel - Ordnance Machine Shop No. 4 - Nicetown - 1916



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    Dedication of Commodore John Barry Statue - March 16, 1907
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    Twelve year old great great grandniece of Commodore Barry who did the unveiling.




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    Does the Pastorius marker still exist somewhere?
     
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    Perhaps the Site and Relic Society aka now as the Germantown Historical Society has some record of its whereabouts.
     
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    Missing Pastorius Plague Marker in Queens Village

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    Librarian and Archivist Mr. Alexander Bartlett over at the Germantown Historical Society most graciously replied to an email inquiry by myself regarding the Pastorius marker in Queens Village - moved from its original site per I-95 construction.

    I think he will not mind if I share this:

    "...However, in the vicinity of the tablet, demolition to make way for I-95 did not extend to the west side of Front Street. Also, Naudain Street has existed for well over 150 years, if not more. In the photograph of the dedication ceremony, the right of way of Naudain Street is visible at the left, particularly in the background shown as a gap between the buildings. The plaque was placed immediately to the north of the street. Unfortunately no one knows when the plaque disappeared, or where it wandered off to. Sadly, my guess is that the city either removed it at some point in the past, or it was stolen. Either way, it probably no longer exists..."


    He then also suggested an article the Southwark Historical Society by Jim Murphy.

    Gone Missing: The bronze historical marker of Francis Daniel Pastorius

    "...The location, though, is important. It’s the home of the man who founded Germantown. He drafted the first anti-slavery document in America in 1688. And the first 13 German settlers he represented drew straws here for their lots on October 25, 1683.

    His “home” was actually a cave, 15 feet wide and 30 feet long, “half under and half above ground.” It furnished shelter for some 20 people while their houses were being built in Germantown.

    Over the door, Pastorius wrote an inscription that translates as: “A little house, but a friend to the good, keep away, ye profane!” When William Penn saw it, Pastorius says, he “burst into laughter, and encouraged me to keep on building.”

    The now-missing 28-by-48-inch bronze plaque was placed on Pastorius’ house October 25, 1924. Like 25 others, it was designed by famous architect Paul Philippe Cret. Later, the Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission developed the blue and gold historical markers you see today.

    William Penn agreed to let Pastorius purchase three lots in the city behind each other at Front, Second and Third Streets. The first two were “a hundred feet broad and four hundred long.” Lot #1 was carved out of William Penn Jr.’s land at the northwest corner of Front and Cedar Street (now South Street.) He was three years of age at the time. ..."


    If anybody does run into a present whereabouts of this Pastorius Historical Marker please contact the Germantown Historical Society

    library@germantownhistory.org


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    That's very informative Phillyxpat! As a descendant of at least 6 of those original 13 settlers I have a great interest in their history.
     
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    That's a lot of branches of a family tree. :)
     
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    In The Light of the Twentieth Century by Mike Robinson - The Photographic Times May, 1912

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    U of Penn - Commencement Day Parade - Class of 1921

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    Commencement exercises at Metropolitan Opera House - North Broad Street.

    First year university awarded over 1,000 diplomas.




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    Inquirer 15 May 1921


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    1892 Eagle Hill Breaker Boys - One on the Reading Railroads Coal Mining Sites


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    From my family oral history, my grandfather did a similar separating coal from slate job in upstate Pa. briefly at age six to feed the family due to the illness of his father who could not go down into the mines.


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