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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!
9 pack of “Philadelphia” postcards–$50 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-.
A Hidden City tradition that makes a great gift! This year’s calendar features images from Brad Maule, Chandra Lampreich, Ben Leech and Pete Woodall that show Philly’s beauty–and its beautiful decay.
Grand Theater t-shirt–$75 The second in our series of t-shirts celebrating unusual buildings in Philly. Our friends at Hog Island Press designed and silkscreened these 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 most recently was a store), the Grand is a building worth celebrating! Email Samantha at [email protected] and tell us your size! (s, m, lg, xl, xxl)
Skyscrapers of Philadelphia Print–$125
Hidden City’s custom reprint of this late 19th century lithograph measures 18×23. 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 see each building’s height. It’s also interesting because all of Philadelphia’s tall buildings together under the term skyscraper, even Independence Hall!
The Real Philadelphia Print–$150
Philadelphia never looked so dynamic as in this 18 x 23 inch print. The futuristic image comes from the cover illustration by Philadelphia artist Jules Doriot for a booklet published in 1930 by a short-lived trade group created to attract industrial firms to the city.
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.
Bromley Atlas map of your choice–$250
These big, beautiful and 100 percent original linen maps measure 23×33. Choose *any* one in stock. Available maps include almost everything west of the Schuylkill River dated 1928 (University City, Powelton, Kingsessing, Spruce Hill, Cedar Park, Eastwick, Cobbs Creek, Mantua, etc.), as well as 1923 maps of Logan, Olney, East and West Oak Lane and North Broad Street, among others. You can see what’s available by clicking here.