All photos from the George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Temple University.
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Photo to accompany an ode to groundhogs submitted to newspaper by Edw. Cunningham, of Upper Darby. “He snoozes snug till spring tiptoes….” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. February 2, 1939.
"Members of the Slumbering Ground Hog Lodge, of Quarryville, Pa., dress in high hats and long coats to rehearse scene they’ll enact on February 2." Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. January 17, 1938.
Chairman of the Hibernating Groundhog Lodge in Quarryville, Pa. calibrates the lodge’s new “shadow-graph,” an “‘ultra-secret’ invention” that will be used to contact “10,672 registered groundhogs in Lancaster County” on Groundhog Day. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. January 31, 1947.
Robert Wassall, meteorologist in charge of National Weather Service station at Philadelphia’s International Airport checks weather reports with Olivia, of the Philadelphia Zoo. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. February 1, 1971.