1910s

A postcard featuring one of Woodside Park's early rollercoasters.

Sadie Tanner Mossell in an academic gown for receiving her Master of Arts degree in Economics.

Postmarked on August 25, 1916, this postcard foreshadowed the next century of expansion when describing the University as a place "where some 30 buildings have been erected and are constantly increased."

Armstrong Association Fundraising Campaign Stamp

A stamp created by the Armstrong Association of Philadelphia as part of a 1917 campaign to raise funds for education initiatives.

Armstrong Association Fundraising Campaign Stamp

Concerned Philadelphians addressed the housing issues and discrimination faced by migrants.

A postcard advertising rowhouses for sale in 1914, just two years before Philadelphia experienced a severe housing crisis.

A postcard advertising rowhouses for sale in 1914, just two years before Philadelphia experienced a severe housing crisis.

A postcard advertising rowhouses for sale in 1914, just two years before Philadelphia experienced a severe housing crisis.

A housing crisis, combined with White resistance to Black settlement, created high rents and overcrowding for migrants in the first wave of the Great Migration.

A segregated waiting room crowded with travelers at the Jacksonville railroad depot.

Southern African American migrants shared a complex relationship with Philadelphia’s middle-class Black families with multigenerational ties to the city.

Southern Family Arriving in the North

The Great Migration left a lasting impact on West Philadelphia that can still felt and seen in residential patterns and community relationships today

Fay's Theater Sign

The small theater at 40th and Market Streets was most well-known as Fay's but it began it's life as the Knickerbocker Theatre.

Pages