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This article was produced in collaboration with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and written by Patrick Glennon. Located at 1300 Locust Street and open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, HSP is one of the nation’s largest archives of historical documents, with over 21 million manuscripts, books, and graphic images encompassing centuries of US history. Find upcoming public programs, start your own research project, and learn more about HSP.

Vitality Of Immigration Lives On In The Italian Market

Vitality Of Immigration Lives On In The Italian Market

January 22, 2019  |  Photography

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania gives us a glimpse into the origins of the Italian Market, an evolving immigration legacy that is alive and thriving today > more

Sixty Years Of Holiday Cheer At Wanamaker's

Sixty Years Of Holiday Cheer At Wanamaker’s

December 12, 2018  |  Photography

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania gives us a look at the origins of a holiday tradition at the Wanamaker Building > more

When The United Nations <em>Almost</em> Chose Philly For Its HQ

When The United Nations Almost Chose Philly For Its HQ

November 23, 2018  |  Photography

With the news of Philly losing Amazon HQ2 to New York and D.C., the Historical Society of Pennsylvania takes us back to 1945 when the City nearly convinced the United Nations to built its headquarters in Fairmount Park > more

A Century Of Public Events On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A Century Of Public Events On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway

October 23, 2018  |  Photography

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania takes a look at big public shindigs and the making of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway through rarely seen photographs from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania > more

From Gas Masks to Bricklaying Class: Life & Lessons at Bok Technical High School

From Gas Masks to Bricklaying Class: Life & Lessons at Bok Technical High School

August 27, 2018  |  Photography

With the reinvention of the Bok Building well underway, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania give us an exclusive glimpse of school life there in the 1940s > more