Win Tickets To See THE MEKONS At The World Cafe Live!
The City of Philadelphia’s photo archive contains over 2 million images that date back as far as the late 1800s, i.e. the last time a Republican won in this town. In all seriousness, this is an INCREDIBLE visual record of the city’s evolution and a relatively new web site, PhillyHistory.org, is making it available for online consumption and purchase. To date, some 27,000 BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of images have been digitally scanned, at a rate of roughly 2,000 images a month. So, if you’ve been wondering why the line at Kinko’s is so goddamned SLOW, well, now you know. Phawker will be showcasing images from the PhillyHistory archive and their respective backstories on a regular basis. And to just to make local history fun, let’s have a WRITE YOUR OWN CAPTION contest right effin’ NOW! Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend us your wit! Send in your idea of a clever caption for the above image to Feed@phawker.com. First prize is a pair of tix to see The Mekons at World Cafe Live on October 2nd!!! This show is expected to sell out so don’t fuck this up.
[Photo Courtesy of PhillyHistory.org]