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Philadelphia Then and Now (Compact)
     

Philadelphia Then and Now (Compact)

by Edward Arthur Mauger
 

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Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love,” is an American institution. Established more than 300 years ago by William Penn, Philly is the birthplace of many American firsts: the first capital city, the first national bank, the first zoo, the first library, and even the first cheese steak. Explore this magnificent city for yourself in the new

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Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love,” is an American institution. Established more than 300 years ago by William Penn, Philly is the birthplace of many American firsts: the first capital city, the first national bank, the first zoo, the first library, and even the first cheese steak. Explore this magnificent city for yourself in the new compact edition of Philadelphia Then and Now.

• Incredible then-and-now photographs detail life in Philadelphia over the centuries. See how much has — and hasn’t — changed!
• One of America’s oldest cities, Philadelphia has a rich and varied architectural heritage.
• Compare an 1855 photo of America’s oldest congressional building — Congress Hall — with a contemporary image, and you’ll notice not much has changed, except for the traffic lights. Like its famous next-door neighbor, Independence Hall (otherwise known as the Philadelphia Statehouse), it has been faithfully restored.
• Visit with some of the city’s most famous residents! Discover who actually lived in the Betsy Ross House (not who you think!) and find out what happened to Edgar Allen Poe’s infamous raven.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592238644
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
Then & Now Thunder Bay
Edition description:
Compact
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Ed Mauger, founder of Philadelphia on Foot, has fashioned unique tours based on his in-depth knowledge of city history and architecture and of the streets and byways of old Philadelphia. His wit, warmth and storytelling abilities have earned him praise as "Philadelphia's favorite colonial guide," as well as plaudits by critics from coast to coast. Dubbed a "genial campus legend" when he left his position as Associate Dean at Rutgers University, Ed has also authored several articles on Philadelphia history and colonial high life.

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