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published caption, 1/9/1937] A typical scene in the Port of Philadelphia, which
J. Hampton Moore says is the city's greatest wonder -- and who should know better
than that foremost exponent of inland waterways. Through this port pass the products
of one of the world's greatest industrial centres. [Second published caption,
10/13/1940] Great ports, like Philadelphia (above), might be vitally affected
by Hitler's scheme. [This photograph seems to have been taken on 2/24/1932, and
published twice, on 1/9/1937 and 10/13/1940.] Edward S. Wood, Jr. Aerial Photography.
north of Benjamin Franklin Bridge along Delaware River] 1954. Skyphotos.
no. S-816 made on 2-19-55 by Skyphotos. [Ship and tugboat on Delaware River, opposite
no. S-815 made on 2-19-55 by Skyphotos. [The 'Margarethe Honold' and second unnamed
ship near piers on the Delaware River.]
on Delaware River looking north, with Center City in background.] 1955. Aero Services
Whitman Bridge. [Delaware River, looking north with Center City in background]
View No. S-785-4 made on April 1959 by Skyphotos. [Tighter crop than 2005.007.0208]
Whitman Bridge looking north. [Delaware River, with Center City in background]
View No. S-785-4 date 1959 by Skyphotos. [Wider view than 2005.007.0207]
Franklin Bridge looking south. View No. 20 date June 1963 by Skyphotos. [View
shows Philadelphia and New Jersey sides of Delaware River]
acre site just south of DelAir Railroad Bridge [along the Delaware River on the
New Jersey side. Site was used as depository for material dredged from river.]
River looking north from South Philadelphia to Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Philadelphia
and Camden.] 1964 ca.
up [Delaware] River. Benjamin Franklin Bridge in foreground. [Petty's Island].
View No. S-1379-11 Date July 1 1965 by Skyphotos.
River scene: South Philadelphia piers, Walt Whitman Bridge, New Jersey in background]
River: Port Richmond at left, and terminals at foot of Allegheny Avenue] 1967.
River: Port Richmond at right, and terminals at foot of Allegheny Avenue, New
Jersey in background] 1968. Skyphotos.
used and most familiar of all the Delaware's islands is Petty's, now a thriving
400-acre industrial area across from Port Richmond. [Published caption] [Delaware
River] [It is unclear when this photograph was taken. One date stamp on the back
is "Apr 26 1948," though the wintriness of the scene would have been
unlikely in April.]
Island--private industrial property in Pennsauken township--increased in value
from 500 guilders ($240) to more than $1 million in 300 years. 1967. Skyphotos.
Island May Be Site. Bicentennial plant propos[ed for] island in the Delaware River.
[Published caption] View No. S-1004-19 Date Oct 31 1966 by Skyphotos.
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