Posts Tagged ‘streetscape’

Tourist Photos From 1981 Reveal The Heart Of

Tourist Photos From 1981 Reveal The Heart Of “Old Philadelphia”

May 6, 2016  |  Last Light

A found collection of tourist photos from the summer of 1981 captures the character of the city > more

Capturing late 1960s Philadelphia--Trolleys, Neon, Cobblestones and All

Capturing late 1960s Philadelphia–Trolleys, Neon, Cobblestones and All

May 15, 2014  |  Last Light

A teenager named David Wilson toted his Brownie Hawkeye camera all over Philadelphia in the late 1960s, photographing the city's trolleys, trains and buses. In doing so, he inadvertently created a portrait not only of the city's transit, but also its neighorhoods > more

The Public-Minded Pedestrian Street

The Public-Minded Pedestrian Street

February 13, 2014  |  Vantage

In part two of his two-part series on pedestrian streets, Oscar Beisert takes a look at the kind built on purpose: post-Civil War thoroughfares on foot meant to beautify and improve the city's streetscape > more

Calle Ocho/2nd Ward Republican Club

Calle Ocho/2nd Ward Republican Club

December 5, 2011  |  Found

Two spots in Found today: tropical color in South Philadelphia, and pouring foundations at the site of the old 2nd Ward Republican Club > more

Artifacts from a Filthier Age

Artifacts from a Filthier Age

October 19, 2011  |  Last Light

Photographing the boot scrapers of Center City, once a decorative and decorous way to remove mud, excrement and other undesirables from one's shoes > more