Philadelphia, America's first capital, is hostorically the most important city in the United States. It was here that William Penn insisted on "liberty of conscience" for his colony, that the founding fathers signed the Constitution, that the United States' first museums and centers of learning were founded, and the wheels of teh nation's industry began to turn.
Philadelphia in Photographs takes a visual tour of the city, its beautiful parks, and natural surroundings. Beginning in the Old City, with attractions such as Elfreth's Alley—the United States' oldest residential street—and the Betsy Ross House, where the first Stars and Stripes is said to have been sewn, it visits all of Philadelphia's most celebrated locations. Within its pages are the stories of men such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin who helped forge a new nation.
Philadelphia in Photographs includes spectacular images that take in the elegance of Society Hill with its quaint cobblestone lanes, the pastoral pleasures of Fairmount Park, the righ culture of Parkway and the Avenue of Arts, as well as sights further afield, such as Frank Lloyd Wright's amazing architectural prayer, the Beth Shalom Synagogue.
As rich in beautiful photography as the city is in history, Philadelphia in Photographs is a superb celebration of the city of brotherly love.