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UAPB111001 - “Fireworks explode over Independence Hall in Celebration of July 4.”  Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, July 5th, 1978

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P111114B - “Portraits of the Presidents of the United States, each on a six-by-eight foot canvas, are assembled in Independence Mall for the 14th annual Bulletin Independence Day celebration tomorrow night.”Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, July 2nd

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UAPB149001 - “With the official opening of the campaign for $13.5 million for 250 health and welfare agencies and services, fireworks burst around Penn’s statue atop City Hall.”  Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, October 2nd, 1957

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P111135B - “Prize-winning participants in the morning Lawncrest parade were Sandy Connor, 9, and her brother, John, of 228 Benner St., who rode a float as Martha and George Washington.”  Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, July 6th, 1973

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P442106B - “Gunners Mate Walter Morrison watches the crowds tour the USS Lawrence, a guided missile destroyer at Penn’s Landing." Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, July 7th, 1981

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P442047B - A crowd watches an outdoor concert at Penn’s Landing.
 Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, September 11th, 1977

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V084Z201406000527B - Air photo looking south from above the Benjamin Franklin Bridge shows Penn’s Landing redevelopment project amid piers on the Delaware River. Image shows cleared blocks along Delaware Avenue and the Delaware Expressway, or Interstate 95, under construction (top, right of center). “The long curving line is the ‘Embarcadero,' where tourists will embark on ocean voyages."  Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, May 5th, 1969

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V202Z201406000528B - Air photo looking south along Delaware Avenue shows demolition of Chestnut Street Pier in preparation for the Penn’s Landing redevelopment project. Society Hill Towers and cleared blocks around Dock Street shown, as is Market-Frankford Line portal and tracks north of Market Street.  Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, October 20th, 1965

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P452042B – “A group of children roast hot dogs outdoors over a fire.  Bloomberg shows the children how with camp director, Levin, at his side.” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.  August 5, 1957.

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S033085B – “Memorial Day, rain or shine, traditionally will bring the ‘unlocking’ of the Atlantic Ocean in Atlantic City.  Here’s the key and the mermaid ready to launch the summer bathing season.” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. May 17, 1964

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P099054B – “Turrey Kepler, seven, of Llanerch, places wreath beneath memorial tablet in Armistice Day ceremonies at the Strawbridge & Clothier store.  Boy’s grandfather, Lt. Earl Davis, was first store employee to be killed in World War I.  Robert L. Jennings, past commander of Olney Post 388, American Legion, and a store employee, is at right.” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. December 11, 1950

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P394249B – “Grand Army of the Republic members sit at a Memorial Day Service.” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. June 1, 1936

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All photos from the George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Temple University. http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15037coll3

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P297160B—“Yudy Shemtov is surrounded by youngsters from a synagogue in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia as he place matzo in the oven at the Lubavitcher Center on Castor Avenue.” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. April 3, 1979.

P297145B—Shimon Golowinski (right) rolls a piece of dough across the table to Alex Carlebach as bakery opens at 4945 N. Broad Street in the Logan section of Philadelphia to make matzo for Passover. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. March 10, 1975.

P297144B—Marcy Garb placing hot potato kugel on a platter for the Garb family’s vegetarian Seder. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. April 6, 1981.

P297156B—“The foods on the Seder plate remind participants of Passover’s meaning. Here a carrot replaces the traditional lamb bone.” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. April 6, 1981.

P297140B—Passover is celebrated at the Jewish Home for the Aged, Old York Road and Sommerville Avenue. From left to right, are Mrs. Molly Sorens; Harry Moff, administrator of the home, reading from the Haggadah; Mrs. Reba C. Kline, honorary president of the home; Harry Robinson, president of the home; Nathan Silverstein, and Leibish Siegel. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. April 9, 1952.

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Power of Attorney, a Graterford Prison band, performing at a Montgomery County Community College Friday-night dance. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. April 18, 1975.

All photos from George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Temple University.

To learn more about Graterford, Power of Attorney, and guitarist and inmate William Smith (center in top photo), be sure to check out Dan Denvir’s latest piece in the Philadelphia City Paper.

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Disc jockey Georgie Woods reading into studio microphone. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. October 2, 1970.

Sonny Hopson, WHAT disc jockey and “now the main man for afternoon foxes.” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. January 10, 1970.

Conferring at an NAACP rally at Independence Square are (from left) Cecil B. Moore, president of the local NAACP chapter; radio personality Georgie Woods; and Roy T. Wilkins, NAACP executive secretary. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. June 9, 1963.

Georgie Woods during campaign tour of North Philadelphia in his race for a Philadelphia City Council seat. Woods picks up four-year-old Michelle Long, of 1500 N. 29th Street, who was knocked down by the crowd of fans. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. July 12, 1967.

DJs Hy Lit and Joe Niagara at WIBG in Lafayette Hill during the radio station’s final week before changing format. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. September 8, 1977.

All photos from George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Temple University.

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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.

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"Temperature reads one on a sign off the Schuylkill Expressway at 23rd st." Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. January 24, 1963.

"Home from school because of the weather, youngsters use makeshift sleds on the ice at Murphy Recreation Center, 3d and Shunk sts." Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. January 27, 1977.

"Camden crossing guard Daniel Seymore is happy to take care of youngsters using his 10th st. corner. But his smile disappears when the thermometer drops." Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. January 5, 1981.

Open fire hydrant frozen over near Broadway and Viola Streets, Camden, NJ. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. January 11, 1982.

Photos from the George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Temple University. 

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A recent fun one we came across while working on a photo order. Man-made caverns beneath Marcus Hook, PA. November 17, 1974.

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Photo from George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Temple University.

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Temperatures around Philadelphia have plummeted in the last few days creating a feeling that winter has almost instantaneously arrived. One recurring visual representation of the sudden transition is a frozen Swann Memorial Fountain, looking like it forgot to check the weather report over the last few days. The Swann Fountain freeze has been well documented, popping up in numerous Facebook, Instagram and news feeds around the region. Newsworks even published a feature explaining the freeze here. We dug through the George D. McDowell, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photographs to provide some ‘pre-social media’ views of freezes past. Stay warm/dry and enjoy!

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"Unseasonable cold weather provided unusual view of fountain on Logan Circle before the water was turned off for winter." November 21, 1976.
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Fountain at Logan Circle completely frozen. 1937.
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"Another Striking View of the Fountain, also looking toward City Hall, the high tower of which looms against a wintry sky. Philadelphia probably has no more striking ice-picture than its frozen Parkway fountain." December 29, 1925.
http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15037coll3/id/14823/rec/1

From the George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph collection, Temple University.