The Free Library of Philadelphia has gone above and beyond the call of duty with this collection which covers everything from Germantown to the Navy Yard. This cornucopia contains thousands of images from the Philadelphiana Collection at the Free Library, and most of them are from the second half of the 19th century. On the homepage, visitors will note that they can look around by Neighborhoods, Photographers, and Media. First-time visitors should look around neighborhoods such as Society Hill, Farmount, and Chinatown. The Chinatown area contains some rare images of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and local businesses that include the James Spear Stove and Heating Company. Moving on, the Collections area here offers up images that found their way into the 1976 book "Old Philadelphia in Early Photographs." There are over 175 photos here that offer views of Queen Street and the fabulous Wanamaker's store at 13th and Market.


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