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Art of the Day – 01/09/17 (Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, Colin Campbell Cooper)

Daily Artwork — “Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, in the rain, Colin Campbell Cooper, 1905”

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Competed in 1881, the Broad Street Station in Philadelphia, PA served as a vital hub for traffic in and out of Center City.  It was razed in 1952 to make way for Penn Plaza (now One Penn Center) and a high-rise office complex.  A full history is located at The Philly History Blog.

This is the area today via Google Maps: Penn Center area (15th-18th streets and JFK BLVD to Market St.)

1905 — Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, in the rain.  Oil on Canvas.  Impressionism style.  Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937).  Payne Gallery (Moravian College), Bethlehem, PA, USA.
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Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/23/16 (“American Dreams”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “American Dreams, 1942”

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I always associate train sets with Christmas, and even though this photo was taken nowhere near the holiday season, I decided to use if for just that reason.  There is something fun about this bedroom that makes me want to go check it out more!

June 1942. “Greenbelt, Maryland. Child’s bedroom in which a 13-year-old boy has rigged up model trains and a chemical laboratory.” Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. 

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Posted by on December 23, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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