Still Philadelphia: A Photographic History 1890-1940

Still Philadelphia: A Photographic History 1890-1940

by Fredric Miller, Morris J. Vogel, Fredric M. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0877223068

ISBN-13: 9780877223061

Pub. Date: 04/28/1983

Publisher: Temple University Press

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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877223061
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,372,201
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. The City of the 1890s
3. Immigrant Havens
4. Workshop of the World
5. The Vision of Reform
6. A Gallery of Faces
7. Technologies of Change
8. The Rise of the Downtown
9. The New Philadelphia
10. The City of the 1930s
Sources
Index

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