Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Midvale Steel - Ordinance Machine Shop No. 4 - Nicetown - 1916


Midvale Steel - Ordinance Machine Shop No. 4 - Nicetown - 1916









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Dedication of Commodore John Barry Statue - March 16, 1907

Dedication of Commodore John Barry Statue - March 16, 1907






Twelve year old great great grandniece of Commodore Barry who did the unveiling. 








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Friday, November 10, 2017

Urban Legend of the Joan of Arc Statue Switch in Philly

Urban Legend of the Joan of Arc Statue Switch in Philly
1921


Moved in 1938 from its neat 40 year home at Girard Ave. and Sedgely Dr. to its present perch at the end of the Parkway at the Museum, an urban legend of sort regarding the exact date of birth of Philly's Joan of Arc as the older of the two statues by Fremiet. That the A-Merican's bought what they thought was an original statue only to find out in the end that it was used Paris street decoration?


Inquirer 9 May 1943


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1913

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