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When he graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1925, John Calpin (1904-1991) became a police reporter for The Philadelphia Bulletin. There, he witnessed first hand the impact of Prohibition on the city of Philadelphia and the…

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A nurse at the bedside of a wounded soldier writing letter for him.

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Row houses in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia with the William Brown Mill in the distance,

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A group of mixed age students pose for a photograph. They are wearing costumes and appear to be taking part in some type of play or skit. The students mostly appear to be girls. Some of the students hold props.

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A group of mostly male children spilling out of the Settlement's front door, down the stoop and into the cobblestone street. Caption: "To be a supporter of the College Settlement means that you have a vision of brotherhood wherein no man lives unto…

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This photo shows a bird's-eye view of Cramp's Shipyard in Philadelphia.

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557 new deaths, death toll at the highest in a twenty-four hour period

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Magazine advertisement for Exide

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Newspaper advertisement for "I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten" radio documentary series

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A picture of a neighborhood alley with children playing and a dog. Clotheslines are hanging across the alley. The mixed races typify this section of South Philadelphia where African Americans and Jewish immigrants lived side by side.
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