Monthly Archives: April 2007

The Life of Thomas McKean

  Though the majority of the images in PhillyHistory are ‘geocoded’ or associated with a specific address, there are quite a few images and documents that either had no location associated with their creation or did not contain enough location information from the original photographer or author to determine an accurate location. I often conduct […]
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The Life of the Schuylkill: Part Two

  Jaundice. Vomiting. Kidney failure. Bleeding from the mouth, eyes, nose and stomach. Death. Many Philadelphians today would probably not have a hard time believing that the list above is a catalogue of consequences one might reasonably expect to suffer after drinking out of the river. Yet it was precisely these agonies – the agonies […]
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