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A photo of Night Fire Fighters from South Philadelphia with a fire engine in 1919.

The Hotel Brotherhood, on 1523 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1883 to provide medical benefits for African-American hotel workers. It is one of the earliest examples of a union designed to represent African-Americans,…

Photo of William Vare, member of the Philadelphia Republican Vare Machine. Along with his brothers, George and Edwin, the Vare's controlled a large portion of South Philadelphia.

South Street at 22nd Street looking West, the neighborhood in which many African-American migrants settled and the center of Black entertainment in South Philadelphia.

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C. D. B. King, President of the Republic of Liberia, visited Philadelphia in May, 1921. King was honored at a luncheon hosted at the Hotel Dale, one of very few African American owned and operated hotels in Philadelphia. King chose to stay at the…

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The Hotel Dale was built by E.W. Dale, and a conglomeration of prominent African American Philadelphians, which include Isadore Martin Sr. The Hotel Dale was meant to stand out as an African American owned and operated establishment, which catered…

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An image of several outhouses near laundry hanging on clotheslines at 1242 Kater Street, Philadelphia, Pa. A water pump, carts near debris, and the exterior of adjacent houses are also visible.

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Newspaper advertisement for rooms to be rented including Christian, Masters, and Locust Streets, among others.

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