Monthly Archives: June 2009

PhillyHistory.org Photos Now Available on Flickr!

We are excited to announce that a select number of images from PhillyHistory.org are now available on Flickr! Flickr, a popular online photo sharing website, allows users to upload images and share those images with the public. With millions of users from around the world, placing PhillyHistory.org photos on Flickr provides an opportunity to introduce […]
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The Reading Railroad’s Turn of the Century Big Dig, Part Two

  Last month, we discussed the Reading Railroad’s ambitious plans for placing their City Branch below ground level. One part was the construction of a tunnel beneath Pennsylvania Avenue. The tunnel was to be 2888 feet long and of sufficient width to hold four tracks, two for the main line into the city and two […]
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Founder’s Week in Philadelphia

  In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the city of Philadelphia hosted several large celebrations. Events such as the 1876 Centennial and the 1898 Peace Jubilee connected Philadelphia residents to the anniversary of the founding of the United States and the end of the Spanish-American war. From October 4 to 10, 1908, however, […]
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