Apr 21, 2021
Still Philadelphia
Posted by Fredric M. Miller

This is a book about Philadelphia and about photography, but it is not the usual book about either On one level, this is the pictorial story of a great industrial metropolis in transition It is the story of a railroad city, a city of trolleys and subways and horse drawn vehicles, as it gradually succumbed to the automobile It is the story of a city filled with neighborhThis is a book about Philadelphia and about photography, but it is not the usual book about either On one level, this is the pictorial story of a great industrial metropolis in transition It is the story of a railroad city, a city of trolleys and subways and horse drawn vehicles, as it gradually succumbed to the automobile It is the story of a city filled with neighborhood industry giving way to suburbs, to commuter travel, and to a change in the very nature of work It is the story of a city spreading out, expanding and doubling in population in fifty years It is the story of urban exuberance and vitality where ethnic groups mixed and mingled, but it is also the story of slums and poverty, crime and conflict A Philadelphia family album, filled with pictures of ordinary people, Still Philadelphia focuses on the city of immigrants and industry, not on the lives and houses of the wealthy.

  • Title: Still Philadelphia
  • Author: Fredric M. Miller
  • ISBN: 9780877223061
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Still Philadelphia This is a book about Philadelphia and about photography but it is not the usual book about either On one level this is the pictorial story of a great industrial metropolis in transition It is the st

    James

    Around the Turn of the Century, Philadelphia was in a turning point in its history Put together by Temple University s Urban Archives collection, the authors do an excellent job crossing architecture with people The South Street area was becoming increasingly Jewish as refugees from Russia fled, rubbing elbows with the Black community of the 5th ward Italians and Irish flooded South Philly Irish, Polish, and German immigrants flocked to the new industries in Kensington The middle class areas of [...]


    Robert

    A intimate and academic take on historical photography that others I have read lately, and intentionally so The authors successfully avoid the big, common, and public for the private and personal Covering all neighborhoods and most ethnicities, The only puzzling omission was a complete absence of any mention of Prohibition aside from a single, tangential reference to some closed breweries in a single photo.



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