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Bromley Mills factory, a textile manufacturing business.

The Rapid Transit Company or RTC was a pre-cursor to the Philadelphia Rapid Transit company or PRT, which was then a pre-cursor to SEPTA. In 1910, the PRT went on strike, and this article talks about how much that lost productivity has cost in…

This newspaper article features the Kensington business men who played major roles in the Pennsylvania Rapid Transit strike of 1910. A caption for a featured photo reads: "A delegation of prominent merchants of the northeast section of the city went…

An accompanying news article from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin:
Thirty-eight men workers at the King Kard Overall Company at 807 Filbert St are on a sitdown strike in protest against employment of a girl for what they consider a man's job, a…

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Workers from the Stetson hat factory pose with their Christmas gift of turkeys.

The Ortlieb's Brewery was founded in 1870 and closed in 1981. It was reopened in 1987 as Ortlieb's Jazzhaus for Jazz performance until its closing in 2010.

A Stetson factory building being demolished

The remnants of the closed Stetson Hat factory site in recent years

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Located in the Forming Department of the John B. Stetson Company, Philadelphia, the fur was blown on to a revolving copper cone, minutely perforated, which was about three feet high, forming a thin covering of felt. This cone and the felt, protected…
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