BTW there is adult content and some junior high behavior from adults too. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Every once in a while, when I visit, I see little sparks of what it used to be like. ( Log Out /  In the 1960s and early '70s, there were things in South Philly that seemed to have been taken straight out of the 1920s or '30s. #Athletics (1909-54) #Phillies (1938-70)”, A teenager named David Wilson toted his Brownie Hawkeye camera all over Philadelphia in the late 1960s, photographing the city's trolleys, trains and buses. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. An entertaining & informative vintage automobile internet magazine. Award-winning photographer Dick Swanson found himself in the City of Brotherly Love in the summer of 1973, documenting the state of Philadelphia for the Environmental Protection Agency's Documerica project. It isn't just what originated in Philly but what Philadelphians watched, where they vacationed, music they enjoyed, games they played or toys they enjoyed, favorite dance halls, etc ETC ETC!!!! So Lou Rawls, who was smooth enough to trade vocals with Sam Cooke on "Bring it on Home to Me," was probably inevitable for the sound's next career save. But there was always one common uniter among South Philadelphians, and that was sports. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. For better or worse, South Philly always has been and always will be part of me. Much has changed, but I still feel the warmth of the people of South Philly when I go there, and that warmth is something sorely lacking in today’s world. South Philly is not "sort of like Brooklyn" or "kind of like The Bronx." What a difference a century makes: Pictures of New York... 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Most of the people who lived in my old neighborhood have passed away or moved to other places-time, like people, marches on. We would block our street off and have GREAT block parties. Published: 04:44 GMT, 28 August 2012 | Updated: 08:16 GMT, 28 August 2012. The South Philly I knew and loved is, in large part, long gone. I was born and raised in South Philadelphia. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The South Philly I knew and loved is, in large part, long gone. A stunning collection of photographs has captured the streets, the people and the scattered trash of Philadelphia in the 1970s. Change ). Gamble and Huff to the rescue again, except that this time, they rode in with an unusual rhumba-like beat that only erupted into a disco gallop in the chorus. The comments below have not been moderated. A stunning collection of photographs has captured the streets, the people and the scattered trash of Philadelphia in the 1970s. Every once in a while, when I visit, I see little sparks of what it used to be like. In fact, 70 years ago in 1947, none of the city’s four major teams played in the region. Documerica ultimately collected over 15,000 photos that serve the agency and the public as a visual baseline for comparing how our environment looked then, with how it looks now and in the future. I hope you enjoy this site and I welcome your comments. Award-winning photographer Dick Swanson photographed the City of Brotherly Love in the summer of 1973, The images were taken for the Environmental Protection Agency's Documerica project, Swanson's breath-takingly nostalgic pictures were dug up this week from the US National Archives, The collection captures the poverty but also the poignant beauty in the city, Behind the graffitied buildings, the ruins, and the litter-filled streets, Swanson shows what life was like, The romantic images show piles of rubbish, candy coloured street art and the spectacular fashions of the early seventies, all in a harsh urban setting, Swanson was one of the many photojournalists who contributed to the Documerica project, The vintage photographs depict groups of grinning children, rows of cars parked on dirty city streets and graffitied walls, Documerica ultimately collected over 15,000 photos that serve the agency and the public as a visual baseline for comparing how our environment looked then, with how it looks now and in the future. Here then are 10 definitive songs that define the Philly Sound. Have fun and don't forget to LAUGH!! “Rare color exterior shot of Shibe Park/CMS. The Eagles played at UPenn’s Franklin Field in West Philly, the Phillies played in Connie Mack Stadium in North Philly, the 76ers were the still Syracuse … In a romantic burnt sepia, the vintage photographs depict groups of grinning children, rows of cars parked on dirty city streets, piles of rubbish, candy coloured street art and the spectacular fashions of the early seventies, all in a harsh urban setting. The real symbol of Philadelphia is a sweet soul song that leaves you begging for more. His breath-takingly nostalgic pictures, dug up this week from the US National Archives by Business Insider, expose the poverty but also the poignant beauty behind the graffitied buildings, the ruins, and the litter-filled streets. In doing so, he inadvertently created a portrait not only of the city's transit, but also its neighorhoods, Original Slide, PTC Philadelphia Transportation Co. PCC Trolley #2039, in 1956 | eBay. South Philly wasn’t always the major sports hub of the city. ( Log Out /  Most of the people who lived in my old neighborhood have passed away or moved to other places-time, like people, marches on. After all, it is the birthplace of America. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. JEWISH SOUTH PHILADELPHIA Near 4th and Bainbridge Streets cir 1930. 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Swanson was one of the many photojournalists who contributed to the Documerica project, which hired freelance photographers to document environmental problems and everyday life in American cities. Philadelphia was always an "old" city. If you were a Philly group in the early 70s and you couldn't get Gamble and Huff to produce your record, you took it to another producer and told him, "Make this sound like Gamble and Huff." There were horse-drawn rag wagons, a man who came around with an old-time pushcart with a …