Philadelphia in 1971

Philadelphia is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States. It is the sixth-most-populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of Pennsylvania. It is also the second-most populous city in the Northeastern United States, behind New York City. The city is also the economic andContinue reading “Philadelphia in 1971”

Amazing Photos of 1970s Philadelphia Folk Festival

The Philadelphia Folk Festival is a folk music festival held annually at Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford, Pennsylvania, in the vicinity of Philadelphia. The four-day festival, which is produced and run almost entirely by volunteers and sponsored by the non-profit Philadelphia Folksong Society, is claimed to be the oldest continually-run outdoor music festival inContinue reading “Amazing Photos of 1970s Philadelphia Folk Festival”

Rare Vintage Photos Capture Student Life at the World’s First Medical College for Women From the Late 19th Century

The Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, founded in 1850 as the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, was the first medical school in the world for women authorized to award them the M.D. It was established in Philadelphia by a group of progressive Quakers and a businessman who believed that women had a right to educationContinue reading “Rare Vintage Photos Capture Student Life at the World’s First Medical College for Women From the Late 19th Century”

63 Vintage Photographs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the 1900s & 1910s

Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States and the county seat of Allegheny County. A population of 302,971 residents lives within the city limits as of the 2020 US Census, making it the 68th-largest city in the U.S. and the second-most populous city in Pennsylvania, behind Philadelphia. The PittsburghContinue reading “63 Vintage Photographs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the 1900s & 1910s”

The Johnstown Flood – 27 Vintage Photos of the Great Flood of 1889 Which Killed Over 2,000 People in Minutes

In a river valley in central Pennsylvania, heavy rain and a neglected dam lead to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people die and a prosperous city, Johnstown, is nearly wiped off the face of the earth. Johnstown, located at the confluence of the Little Conemaugh River and Stony Creek, was 14 miles downstream from LakeContinue reading “The Johnstown Flood – 27 Vintage Photos of the Great Flood of 1889 Which Killed Over 2,000 People in Minutes”

44 Amazing Photos of Pennsylvania Weddings From Between the 1920s and 1930s

These glass negatives are wedding photos that were captured in the Lehighton, Packerton and Jim Thorp (Mauch Chunk), Pennsylvania area by photographer Ephraim E. Rinker (1886-1950) from between the 1920s and 1930s.

50 Beautiful Color Photos Show Life in York County, Pennsylvania During the 1950s

Created in 1749 from part of Lancaster County and named either after the Duke of York, an early patron of the Penn family, or for the city and shire of York in England, York County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its county seat is York. York County comprises the York-Hanover, PennsylvaniaContinue reading “50 Beautiful Color Photos Show Life in York County, Pennsylvania During the 1950s”

34 Vintage Photos of Pennsylvania Coal Miners at Work in 1942

In 1942, Office of War Information photographer John Collier visited the Montour No. 4 Mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Montour No. 4 was a mine for bituminous coal, one of the most volatile forms, requiring the miners to vigilantly monitor for the presence of flammable gases. Collier followed the minersContinue reading “34 Vintage Photos of Pennsylvania Coal Miners at Work in 1942”