Trademarked Philly Geography

13th and Morris, circa 1967

Philebrity did another Philly focused post yesterday, and it’s full of great stuff. But, given that Noise Narcs’ first post waxed on hip hop, Philadelphia, and the importance of “where you’re from,” I was naturally drawn to Trademark Experience’s “South Philly (You Got To Love It),” with its “13th and Morris” check-in chorus. A great summer jam about a place I love that compares West of Broad drugslingers as tectonic plates because they “move weight and start trouble”: win.

Trademark Experience, “South Philly (You Got to Love It)”

Plus, it gives me the opportunity to talk about how amazing is. Run by the City Archives, it geo and date tags photographs from the city’s treasure trove. It makes finding historical pictures from a neighborhood unbelievably easy (and amazingly addictive). Its blog is also a must-read: a picture book for Philadelphia’s history, covering such topics as “Washington Avenue: A Representative Example of Philly’s Historical Past.” A treat for the nerdy urban historian in all of us. Honest as a promise.

Previously: Philebrity’s Lush Life

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9 Responses to Trademarked Philly Geography

  1. cydney says:

    Every city should have this type of a blog. I haven’t dug through PhillyHistory, but I was thinking as you and I were driving through my dad’s old hood that I wish I could see pictures of his childhood homes and my great grandfather’s and grandmothers’ storefronts.

  2. Amy says:

    It’s certainly worth looking: you very may well find them there.

  3. Amy says:

    Awesome. I thought I used to hear angry ghosts there. Hard to believe they could ever have fit 47,000 sets of remains on the spot.

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