National Public Radio’s tote bags and coffee mugs are easy to make fun of, but they do tap into something elemental–when people give something, a lot of them like to receive a little something in return. Of course, why not offer really cool stuff like this? Our fall fund drive on Generosity has four days left. Donate to the Hidden City Daily today, and you’ll not only get something nifty, you’ll also help ensure another year’s worth of great stories.
Philly Bar Signs poster–$50
Hidden City’s riff on the classic “Doors of New Orleans/Dublin/Boston, etc., etc.” There are 28 bar signs past and present in all, including gone-but-not-forgotten favorites such as Prince’s Lounge, Old English Tavern, and Mr. Jessie’s Nice & Polite. Measures 18×24 inches. Printed on glossy, #100 weight poster stock. Addresses for each sign are listed at the bottom. Makes a great gift!
10 pack of “Philadelphia” postcards created by Hidden City co-editor Peter Woodall. We put them together in one image so you could see them all but each one is actually separate–$50
1928 Philly is Supreme Booklet–$50
Civic boasting reaches new heights in this reprint of a 1928 booklet published by the Philadelphia Record newspaper. A great source of material for your hometown chauvinism! Bostonians beware!
2016 Hidden City Calendar–$65
A Hidden City tradition that makes a great gift! This year’s calendar features images from Brad Maule, Mike Bixler, Chandra Lampreich and Pete Woodall that take you inside some of the buildings you’ve always wondered about, such as the long-vacant Church of the Assumption, the old Tastykake factory,and the Willow Steam plant.
Grand Theater t-shirt–$75 The second in our series of t-shirts celebrating unusual buildings in Philly. Our friends at Hog Island Press came up with the design and did the silkscreening on 50-50 cotton/poly blend shirts from American Apparel. With its distinctive masonry, and multi-layered history (it was built as a church, was converted to a theater, and was used most recently as a store), the Grand is a building worth celebrating! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your size! (s, m, lg, xl, xxl)
Skyscrapers of Philadelphia Print–$100
* PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PERK WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MID-JANUARY
Hidden City’s custom reprint of this late 19th century lithograph measures 18×23 and is printed on uncoated French Paper Co. stock for a look and feel that’s closer to the original. We love this image for the wonderfully detailed renderings of some of our favorite Philadelphia buildings, and for the measuring stick running up the right side of the print that allows you to figure out the height of each building. It’s also great because the artist has lumped all of Philadelphia’s tall buildings together under the term skyscraper, even Independence Hall!
Divine Lorraine Old & New–$125
For lovers of one of Philly’s most haunting buildings, two great ways to enjoy architect Willis Hale’s creation. You’ll receive both this unused, circa 1925 postcard showing the building when it was the Lorraine Hotel, and this t-shirt showing its current incarnation. Only one available.
Four tix to a tour of your choice–$200
From David Lynch’s Eraserhood, to Mt. Moriah Cemetery, to Underground Philadelphia, Hidden City offers an eclectic array of tours exploring the city. We’re still working on our Spring lineup, but you can get a good sense of what we’ll offer by looking at this list of our past tours.
Boyd Theater photograph–$300
The late, great icon memorialized by longtime Hidden City contributor Chandra Lampreich. The building may be (mostly) gone but its stunning Art Deco auditorium lives on this superb, 8×12 inch photo printed with archival inks.
Brad Maule Autumn Masterpiece–$300
No one photographs the Philly skyline better than Philly Skyline blog creator and Hidden City Daily co-editor Brad Maule Will be printed to the size you specify up to 12×18.
Framed Penn Fruit Photo–$400
This photo of the classic, Mid-Century Modern grocery store on Frankford Avenue by Hidden City co-editor Pete Woodall measures 10×15 in a tasteful 18×23 inch frame. It was chosen for the recent juried Pennsylvania Modernism photo show at the State Museum in Harrisburg.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT PHOTO WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY UNTIL MAY