Library Company of Philadelphia

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Railroad track construction
Image of African American workers along the tracks in Philadelphia.

Bricklayers and Black hod carriers, Philadelphia, PA
A photograph of seven mixed race mason workers, five White men and two African American men.

People on Midway with Car Coming Down Mountain
Vistors at Woodside Park ride the Mt. Scenic Railway Ride. Woodside Park was an amusement park built in Fairmount Park that was similar to Coney Island. While most rides were open to both White and Black visitors, the dance hall and swimming pool…

Industrial Park on the Delaware River
A photo of the Delaware River and the industrial parks along it, including the Campbell Soup plant.

The Port of Philadelphia, loading ships from from cars
Port of Philadelphia; dockworkers; stevedores; shipyard
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