Posts Tagged ‘Jewish history’

New Audio Archive Gives Voice To Philly Immigration History

New Audio Archive Gives Voice To Philly Immigration History

September 26, 2018  |  History

Relive Philly public history in high fidelity through those who came before us. Historian Janneken Smucker gives us a listen inside the inner workings of the digital oral history project, "Philadelphia Immigration" > more

The Artful Side Of Louis Magaziner & The Pow Wow Club

The Artful Side Of Louis Magaziner & The Pow Wow Club

July 27, 2018  |  History

Amy Cohen unearths the history of the Pow Wow Club, a pre-WWII Jewish literary society that became a labor of love for one of Philly's most prolific 20th century architects > more

Brooms, Buttons, & Busking: Memoir Of A Young Russian Immigrant In Philadelphia

Brooms, Buttons, & Busking: Memoir Of A Young Russian Immigrant In Philadelphia

March 27, 2018  |  History

Contributor Amy Cohen gives us an intimate glimpse of immigrant life in the late 1800s with excerpts from a diary written by her great-grandfather Saul Kaplan > more

Trading Brake Pads For Ballet Slippers On South Broad Street

Trading Brake Pads For Ballet Slippers On South Broad Street

February 19, 2018  |  History

The Shadow waltzes through the history of an old auto dealership in South Philly that has been a hub of classical dance training for over 30 years > more

Discovering My Family's Place In The Workshop Of The World

Discovering My Family’s Place In The Workshop Of The World

February 12, 2018  |  History

In Port Richmond, Amy Cohen has a chance encounter with her family's industrial past when she happens upon a sign for her grandfather's old business, the Philadelphia Rust-Proof Company > more