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Storefront photograph of the Horn & Hardart restaurant at 1429 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.

James Logan School was an all Black school during the Great Migration located at the intersection of 19th street and Reed street.

Polite Temple Baptist Church, in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia at 38 E. Price St. where narrator Lillie McKnight attended and was named "Mother of the Church."

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A view of Market Street, Philadelphia, in which the Fox Theatre is clearly visible.

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A photo of South Street, Philadelphia looking east from 11th street

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The Lincoln Theater, formerly the Gibson, and before that called the Dunbar, was built by Black bankers, and hosted acts which included The Lafayette Theatre Group from Harlem. The Theater was one of the few desegregated theaters in the city, owned…

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In 1917, four local grocery stories combined to create the American Stores Company.

A photo of the Free Quaker Meeting building located at the South West corner of Arch and 5th in 1917. The Quakers had a strong influence in the city of Philadelphia in the early 1900s.

A photo of Giordano's, a business established in 1921 located at the corner of 9th and Washington Avenue in Philadelphia's Italian Market. The Italian Market was the center of Italian American life in Philadelphia.

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Intersection of Grays Ferry Avenue, 28th and Federal Streets.

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Commercial district in Philadelphia, looking southeast along northeast side of Ridge Ave.

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At the entrance to West Philadelphia Station (32nd Street Station), people are waiting for their train or waiting for people to arrive off the train.

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This is the first single column of the Frankford Elevated Line on Frankford Avenue at Bent #520. It is north of Church Street Looking south.

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This photo shows the small business, a retail grocery and luncheonette, that was owned by Fannie Hutchinson.

Adult African Americans attending night school at a West Philadelphia junior high, at North 48th Street And Fairmount.

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A photograph of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church located at South 6th and Lombard Streets. This was a popular church for those migrating to Philadelphia from the South in the early 1900s. Religious communities were enormous support…

This is a photo of the intersection of 9th and Montrose Streets, where Philadelphia's Italian Market is still located. In the photo, some stands can be seen. In the 1900s, Italian Americans had a huge influence in this area of Philadelphia, and the…

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A street view photograph of the intersection of 27th and South Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Newton's Coal Yard, where many migrants from the South worked, was located at this intersection in the early 1900s.

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This is a photograph of Broad Street and South Street looking east from Broad Street.
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