Philadelphia: Then and Now®
Extensively revised from the original version with new sites, new text, and additional photos of local landmarks as they once looked, alongside the same viewpoint photographed today Philadelphia has Athens to thank for its classical structure, London for its Georgian and Victorian treasures, Paris for its grand boulevard, and William Penn for its name. Translated from the Greek, Philadelphia means "City of Brotherly Love." Ben Franklin’s guiding hand also appears, the great polymath was involved in the world’s first lending library and America's first hospital, medical school, think tank, and nondenominational college. This book pairs rare old archive images with modern views to show how the city has fared since the 19th and 20th centuries. Locations include Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, London Coffee House, Reading Terminal, Wannamakers, Poe House, Carpenter's Hall, Second Bank, Bourse Building, Masonic Temple, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Waterworks, Fairmount Park, University of Philadelphia, Shibe Park, League Island, Penn Cottage, and Girard College.
Hailed as a landmark film that dazzles with deep emotion and exceptional acting, PHILADELPHIA starsTom Hanks and Denzel Washington as two competing lawyers who join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. And as their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.
$4.99Kurt Adler C4109 Philadelphia Glass Cityscape Ornament, 5-Inch
This beautiful glass cityscape ornament features Philadelphia's famous landmarks including the Liberty Bell and the Cathedral. This glass ornaments I 5-inch in height.
$8.46100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)
Want to land a table at Philadelphia's trendiest restaurants? Get instagram-worthy photos of the sunset over the city? Score free or discounted show tickets? Introduce your jaded teen to a dwarf's skeleton? Discover a kid-sized grocery store that will keep your toddler busy on a rainy afternoon? Want to be serenaded by future opera stars or sing the praises of the best cheesesteak? Then this bucket list book is for you. It includes the tried-and-true as well as little known gems for lifelong Philadelphians, recent transplants and visitors. Looking to keep the kids engaged during school vacations? Want to make the most of your visit to the City of Brotherly Love? Want to find out where to go in Philadelphia and how to get the most out of each experience? Then make this curated, easy-to-use guide your travel companion.
A nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of the lost treasures that the city let slip through its grasp Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features much-loved Philadelphia institutions that failed to stand the test of time, such as the Horn & Hardart automat or the Market Street ferries. It highlights grand buildings erected in the Victorian era that were too costly to be refurbished, and movie theaters that the age of television made redundant. Philadelphia's shipbuilding tradition is one of the more recent losses with the Navy Yard closing in 1995 and the historic Cramp & Sons shipyard disappearing much earlier in 1946. Other sites include Fairmount Water Works, The Great Central Fair, Music Fund Hall, Graff House, Masonic Hall, Smith and Windmill Islands, Grand Depot, Starr Garden, Lubinville Film Studios, Logan Square, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Metropolitan Opera House, Old Post Office, Arch Street Theatre, Betsy Ross House, Baker Bowl, Broad Street Station, Eastern State Penitentiary, and the Stetson Hat Company.
$12.65The Philadelphia Story
Philadelphia Story, The (DVD) (Rpkg)Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart star in the classic,multiple Academy Award-winning romantic comedy--The PhiladelphiaStory.On the eve of Tracy Samantha Lord's (Hepburn) wedding, herblue-blood ex-husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Grant), returns. C.K.discovered that a national tabloid plans to do an expose on Tracy'sphilandering father and has agreed to smuggle a reporter (James Stewart)into her wedding if the magazine kills the story on the elder Lord. ButC.K. never expects that the woman he still loves will suddenly fall forthe undercover reporter. Now, before the evening is over, Tracy will beforced to take an unflinching look at herself and to realize which ofthese three men she truly loves.]]>
$7.11Discovering Vintage Philadelphia: A Guide to the City's Timeless Shops, Bars, Delis & More
Discovering Vintage Philadelphia is a guide to all of the city’s timeless classic spots that take you back in time. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way. It includes indexes that let you choose the places you want to visit by neighborhood, by category, and—naturally—by era. Discovering Vintage Philadelphia takes you to classic restaurants, shops, and other establishments that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They’re all still around—but they won’t be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!
$10.49Totally Bamboo City Life Serving Board, Philidelphia, 100% Bamboo Board for Serving and Entertaining
The City Life Serving Board by Totally Bamboo is a functional serving platter and fun conversation starter. It looks great when entertaining or on any kitchen counter or wall. The permanent laser etched artwork shows most neighborhoods in the city and comes with a full color fun-fact gift tag with lots of interesting factoids! The size of the board is perfect for serving appetizers, to put on display to show your hometown loyalty or makes a great gift. Easy to care for, simply hand wash with warm water and mild detergent. Do the earth a favor, do bamboo! Bamboo is one of the most renewable resources in the world, it is stronger than most hard woods and it is the fastest growing plant on our planet. It does not require any special care to grow. In fact, it is a grass that produces more oxygen than a hard wood forest of comparable size, therefore reducing carbon dioxide gases associated with climate change. It also prevents soil erosion through its widespread root system and large canopy. Totally Bamboo, the original bamboo cutting board company, creates distinctively attractive and super durable products for your kitchen and home. They encourage and support reducing the widespread practice of clear-cutting precious hard wood forests by giving consumers a sustainable alternative to products made from hard wood. Totally Bamboo, is proud to use Moso timber bamboo for its strength, density, versatility and high quality. It is harvested from their own bamboo forests which are not a habitat or food source for the great panda. Their factories adhere to very stringent protocol for curing and processing the bamboo, ensuring the highest quality product. They ensure that their employees are well taken care of and work in a safe and hazard free environment.