Before they were Ghosts

This blog focuses on remnants of advertising and signage from a different period as they appear today. Here are some great photographs from the Philadelphia Department of Records showing signage as it was, long before some would become ghosts.

I found these via PhillyHistory.org, a mapping website that allows users to search for, view by location, and purchase thousands of historic photographs dating back to the late nineteenth century.

15-21 and 100 N Juniper Street, 1911


42-44 S. Delaware Avenue, 1898


Front and Girard, 1916


143 Front Street, 1918


Front and Arch, 1918


Ridge and Callowhill, 1930


Market and Water Streets, 1953


Front and Market Streets, 1952


American and Fairmount, 1955


Front and Arch Streets, 1959

PhillyHistory.org. Philadelphia Department of Records. 18 November 2007. <http://www.phillyhistory.org>.



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