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November 13, 2016

28 Fantastic Vintage Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Philadelphia in the 1900s

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States.

In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley. It is the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

The area's many universities and colleges make Philadelphia a top international study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see what an old Philadelphia in the 1900s looked like.

12th and Market St., 1909

Broad St. north from Locust, circa 1900

Broad St., north from Spruce St., 1905

Broad Street north from Locust with view of City Hall, 1907

Broad Street north from Walnut, 1909

Chestnut Street and post office, 1904

City Hall in Philadelphia, 1900

City Hall, Broad Street north from Locust, 1907

Dock Street in 1908

Elevated Train Station at 36th and Market Sts., 1905

Entrance to Keith's Theatre, 1905.

Entrance to Keith's Theatre, 1905

Gimbel Brothers Store, ca. 1900

Gimbel Brothers store, Market and 9th, 1905

Hotel Flanders, Philadelphia, 1905

Land Title Trust Building, 1905

Market St. in 1905

Market Street from Eighth, 1904

Pennsylvania R.R. ferries, 1908

Pennsylvania Railroad ferry terminal, Market Street, 1905

Street in Philadelphia, 1906

Street mummery in Philadelphia, 1909

The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, 1905

The elevated railway at Delaware and South Streets, 1905

The North American Building with City Hall in the background, 1905

The Philadelphia Bourse building, Fourth and Ranstead Sts., 1904

Valley Green, Fairmount Park, 1908

West End Trust Co. building, circa 1900


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