Philadelphia Landmarks and Pastimes

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-09
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Philadelphia was a vibrant, exciting city in the first quarter of the 20th century. Tourists and native Philadelphians alike declared their passion for its sports arenas, theaters, movie houses, buildings of historic significance, amusement parks, and the heart-pounding pageantry of its parades and patriotic events. Through antique postcards, Philadelphia Landmarks and Pastimes provides fleeting glances into the city’s times past.

Author Biography

Gus Spector is a member of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Atwater Kent Museum, and the American Philatelic Society and has been a prodigious collector of Philadelphia postcards for more than 35 years. His interests in Philadelphia lie in the 19th- and 20th-century history of its people and places. He is the author of Philadelphia: Historic Exteriors and Interiors, Center City Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Neighborhoods.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
This Is Show Bizp. 9
Fun for the Kiddiesp. 21
When the Rich Had Moneyp. 33
Where Patriots Have Treadp. 39
Amusement Parks, Midways, and Gladwaysp. 51
The Right to Assemblep. 67
Crowd Pleasersp. 77
Everyone Loves a Paradep. 93
A City of Museums and Culturep. 107
Signs of the Timesp. 119
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