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Philadelphia circa 1907. "City Hall, Broad Street north from Locust."

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive Philadelphia circa 1909. "Broad Street north from Walnut." With City Hall, William Penn and two young friends center stage.

Philadelphia circa 1900. "Chestnut Street from Ninth." On the left, Wanamaker & Brown ("liveries"), and on the right, offices of the Philadelphia Record (a "newspaper"). 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

Philadelphia circa 1905. "The elevated railway at Delaware & South Streets." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Philadelphia circa 1908. "Pennsylvania R.R. ferry terminal, Market Street." Across the Delaware River we can see the Campbell's Soup factory in Camden. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Philadelphia circa 1909. "Girard Trust Company."

What an interesting glimpse into 1905 Philadelphia. "Pennsylvania Railroad ferry terminal, Market Street." A busier view of the streetcar loop seen here a couple weeks ago. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

...I guess only someone who is obsessed with genealogy would "get" this and laugh....

Star Wars/LDS genealogy humor. It made me laugh.

This is especially fun because i just bought a domain name up put my genealogy stuff online and the name is from the Sherlock Holmes books...

Genealogy Humor: Why Einstein quickly moved on to general relativity. ;)

Penn Pilot Photo Centers

Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania, 1919-20. Henry Veron Barbot listed as a freshman.

The North Reports the Civil War--mentions James N. Worl on page 428.

PhillyHistory.org - Berks Street through Monument Cemetery. Many ancestors were buried here. Now Temple University's athletic fields :-/

PhillyHistory.org - 11th Street-East Side South of Diamond Street. The Worl family and my Mitchell great-grandparents lived at 2049 N. 11th. (east side of the street, below Diamond) in the 1880s. Their house might be in this photo.

Hebe fountain--Robert Wood & Co.

PhilaGeoHistory Maps Viewer

Alfred Stieglitz, Flatiron Building, 1903.