Category Archives: Quaker City in the 1840’s to 1860’s

Race, Poe and Philadelphia


Last nite 10/19/15 at Free Library of Philadelphia heard excellent panel on “Race, Poe and Philadelphia” by Dr. Liliane Weissberg, U of P prof and editor of “Romancing the Shadow: Race and Poe” with Donn Scott, local historian and ast … Continue reading

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Major mistake of the “Worshipers of Edgar A. Poe” always make.


I don’t know why some folk who count themselves as Friends of Poe, refuse to acknowledge that the state of the science of “addiction recovery” in 1848 was non-existent. It wasn’t until the early 1900’s that Freud’s discovery of the … Continue reading

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Philadelphia history of Vice President George M. Dallas


In 1838, the United States Hotel was the site of a banquet honoring George M. Dallas, Lawyer, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania,and former U.S. Ambassador to Czarist Russia. And 78 of his fellow lawyers attended. (I found the an invitation … Continue reading

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November 1, 1914


Originally posted on 100 Years Ago in the Quaker City:
November 1, 1914 was a Sunday, and the Evening Ledger did not publish on Sundays. But earlier in the week, the Ledger wasn’t shy about taking credit for firing the open…

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Pennsylvania President James Buchanan library in his home Wheatland,Lancaster, Pa


Hey…I have more books than Buchanan had.  

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Poeiana – Poe’s Hair/Tell-Tale Lies/Edgar Award to Poe-Land a good friend of George Lippard.


And I want to thank my friend and colleague Herb Moscowitz for this notification from the Poe Society!

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Early writings of George Lippard, Philadelphia Crime writer


Philadelphia City Police beat: Lippard began his career as a publishing writer in January 1842 when he joined the staff of The Spirit of the Times, a Locofoco Democratic newspaper in Philadelphia edited by John S. DuSolle. Lippard served as … Continue reading

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