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A Liberty Loan parade and rally to raise money for World War I down Broad Street on Sept. 28, 1918 helped spread flu from sailors to the general population of Philadelphia.

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This photograph was taken of South Broad Street with a view of the Former Girard Bank Trust Company which is now the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

The Met Theater, also called the Metropolitan Opera House, was founded by German immigrant Oscar Hammerstein I (grandfather of the famous lyricist) in 1908.

A marquee outside the Met Theater on Broad Street advertises Abe Neff and His Orchestra for the week of July 22-28, 1943.

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Town houses in South Philadelphia along Broad Street.
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