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Philadelphia Icons: 50 Classic Views of the City of Brotherly Love (Icons)

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Publisher Comments:

Philadelphia is a city of icons. From its “City of Brotherly Love” motto to the symbols of American democracy, it is replete with images that resonate deeply in the psyche of its citizens, if not the country. And while some of its traditions have been exported far and wide, there is no doubt about what constitutes the “real thing.” Philadelphia Icons illustrates the quintessential symbols that make the City of Brotherly Love fascinating and unique.

Profiled here are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary city, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. From Betsy Ross to the Philadelphia Zoo, heres the inside story about the very things that give this city its character.

Did you know that the Philly cheesesteak was invented in 1930 by Pasquale “Pat” Olivieri, a hot-dog vendor who went on to dub himself the “King of Steaks”? That Chinatown had its start in 1860, when Lee Fong opened a Chinese laundry at the corner of Ninth and Race Streets? That City Hall, whose exterior is adorned with no less than 250 sculptures, was once called “the most disreputable and disrespected building in Philadelphia”? For Philadelphians and newcomers alike, Philadelphia Icons will be a treasured keepsake of this historic city.

Book News Annotation:

From the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art (now linked to the Rocky movie) and Liberty Bell, to South Philly and nearby Valley Forge, a local freelance writer captures many of the best-known attractions of the City of Brotherly Love in photo essays. Ivory includes the indigenous gustatory delights of cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, Tastykakes, and water ice that tempt residents, nostalgic former Philadelphians, and visitors alike. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Philadelphia Icons celebrates the City of Brotherly Love through photographs and essays highlighting 50 of the best places, inventions, foods, buildings, and institutions the city has to offer. From the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to cheese steaks and world-champion baseball, this book showcases what makes Philly Philly.

Synopsis:

The Best of Philadelphia
 
What makes Philadelphia, Philadelphia? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of the best known and beloved icons of the City of Brotherly Love.

30th Street Station

Art Museum

Benjamin Franklin

Cheesesteak

Independence Hall

Liberty Bell

Quakers

Reading Terminal Market

And much more!

Native Philadelphians and first-time visitors alike will cherish this timeless celebration of Philadelphias incomparable spirit.

About the Author

Karen Ivory, a former broadcast journalist in Philadelphia and New York, is a freelance writer happily based in the City of Brotherly Love.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762760312
Subtitle:
50 Classic Views of the City of Brotherly Love
Publisher:
Globe Pequot
Author:
Ivory, Karen
Subject:
United States - Northeast - Middle Atlantic (General)
Subject:
United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)
Subject:
Philadelphia (pa.)
Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.) Description and travel.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Travel-US Mid Atlantic States
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Icons
Publication Date:
20110201
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color photos
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7 x 7 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » New England and Mid Atlantic
History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast
Travel » North America » United States » Mid Atlantic States

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"Synopsis" by ,
Philadelphia Icons celebrates the City of Brotherly Love through photographs and essays highlighting 50 of the best places, inventions, foods, buildings, and institutions the city has to offer. From the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to cheese steaks and world-champion baseball, this book showcases what makes Philly Philly.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Best of Philadelphia
 
What makes Philadelphia, Philadelphia? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of the best known and beloved icons of the City of Brotherly Love.

30th Street Station

Art Museum

Benjamin Franklin

Cheesesteak

Independence Hall

Liberty Bell

Quakers

Reading Terminal Market

And much more!

Native Philadelphians and first-time visitors alike will cherish this timeless celebration of Philadelphias incomparable spirit.

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