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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