Friday, October 12, 2012

James Lindsay Gordon 1860 - 1904

James Lindsay Gordon - 1860 / 1904


On the Tenth Floor

Vain longings for the green fields and the sea,
For the old sense of loneliness and peace,
Come amid City sounds that never cease -
Tumult of trade and traffic under me.
High overhead the sweet, keen, windless day. -
Air clear and pure and sky without a stain : -
Beneath, the ebb and flow of loss and gain
Amid the unending clangor of Broadway.

Here between peace above and strife below,
My soul is like a captive bird whose wings
Beat time to the disconsolate song it sings,
Whose sadness only prisoned souls can know, -
Wild with desire for unattainable things,
And chief of those is to take flight and go.



Elevated View Downtown NYC circa 1899 - Nassau and John St. "Sheldon Building" left of center

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Brougham Carriage





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brougham_(carriage)





                         1204 Frankford  Ave., Phila.                      Google Maps



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Sunday, September 9, 2012

DRB 1924

Philadelphia Camden Bridge under construction - 1924



Wharve, N Delaware Ave - Phila - Base of Camden/Phila Bridge under construction - 1924 


Wharves, N Delaware Ave, BF Bridge under construction - 1924


Wharves, N Delaware Ave, Phila, 1924


Wharves, N Delaware Ave, Railroad Siding, Phila 1924





Area west of N Delaware Av, Phila, 1924


Bridge under construction, wharves, N Delaware Av, 1924


St. Tammany Flagpole (center) area west of N Delaware Av Phila - 1924


Construction roadway to Phila/Camden Bridge - 1924


RCA Victor factory, Camden waterfront, 1924



Camden Wharf, Campbell's Soups Advertising, 1924


Camden base Phila/Camden Bridge under construction, 1924