What a score! I found this book in the bargain boxes at Harvest Books in Fort Washington, Pa. Harvest is a fantastic source of rare and out of print books as well as standard everyday used paperbacks and hardcover books. They happen to have a retail outlet a couple miles from my house. Every Saturday they change the special section of boxes of books that they bring in from the warehouse. Today I found this really nice photo book, Philadelphia: The Unexpected City by Laurence Lafore & Sarah Lee Lippincott, published in 1965 by Doubleday. It is chock full of really nice black & white images all taken by the authors.And best of all, the price was $2, which is the standard price for hardcover books in this area of the outlet.
The image below is Grape Street, Manayunk
(which looks amazingly similar to how it appears today)
...and the next image is Fisherman on Schuylkill embankment
Seeing people fishing along the Schuylkill River is such an iconic scene to any Philadelphian. I don't think I have ever driven down Kelly drive and not seen someone dangling a line in the river. Interestingly enough, Schuylkill River fishing is the subject of a not to be missed local film. On September 10th at First Person Arts there will be a premier screening of Hooked, a short documentary film about urban fishing in Philadelphia by Andrew Schwalm Keep an eye on the First Person Arts Blog for details.
Labels: Photo Books