Philadelphia City Archive

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Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, during the Centennial International Exposition of 1876, which was the first official World's Fair in the United States. A photo in the Philadelphia City Archive.

The Philadelphia City Archive is one of the country's largest municipal archives, with about 2 million photographs, dating from the late 1800's. Discover gorgeous images of Philadelphia, its industry, architecture, culture, and people.

The City's photo archive contains over 2 million photo records that date from the late 1800's. This web site contains a growing collection of those photos. All archive photos may be searched by keyword and date. Archive photos which have been assigned a geographic location are also searchable by proximity to an Address, Intersection, Place Name, or Neighborhood.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's home page and its About page.

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