Archive for Makin’ It

Our Harbisons Milk Bottle T-Shirts Are Ice Cold

Our Harbisons Milk Bottle T-Shirts Are Ice Cold

December 8, 2014  |  Makin' It

Hidden City and Hog Island Press are proud to announce our neighborhood landmark t-shirt series. First up: the Harbisons Milk Bottle of Kensington. This outstanding piece of neighborhood pride could be yours if you donate to the Hidden City Daily today > more

Hidden City's Hand Printed Membership Cards Hot Off The Press

Hidden City’s Hand Printed Membership Cards Hot Off The Press

December 5, 2014  |  Makin' It

In Fishtown, Marcus Benavides operates vintage copper plate printing presses. Peter Woodall brought his camera along as our membership cards were printed > more

2015 Hidden City Calendar--Best Of The Best

2015 Hidden City Calendar–Best Of The Best

December 4, 2014  |  Makin' It

Twelve months, twelve of the most haunting and beautiful images of Philadelphia. Our 2015 Calendar makes a perfect holiday gift. Supplies limited! > more

Signs From The Gilded Age

Signs From The Gilded Age

June 12, 2014  |  Makin' It, Walk the Walk

Though prefabricated signs have become the norm, those of the hand-painted variety have made a bit of a comeback. But don't call it a comeback for Baker the Sign Man. Joe Brin goes behind the scenes at Baker, where they've been painting signs with a touch of gold by hand since 1870 > more

The Gold Standard In North Philadelphia Metallurgy

The Gold Standard In North Philadelphia Metallurgy

June 4, 2014  |  Makin' It

As the economy rides its roller coaster of peaks and valleys across history, the gold refining industry rides with it, often in the opposite direction. Theresa Stigale profiles one such operation, Garfield Refining Company, who have refined precious metals for jewelers, dentists, pawn shops and more since 1892 > more