Item No: pdch00216
Title: Aerials views Brewerytown area of north Philadelphia
Print and Picture Collection
Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins. Notes on the negative's envelope read: "July 1951, aerial views, Brewerytown area of North Phila"
This July 1951 image shows an aerial view of North Philadelphia West, including Brewerytown (to the left) and Fairmount (bottom center). Identifiable historic structures in the photograph are the Eastern State Penitentiary (bottom right), Girard College (bottom center), and behind Girard College is the Promise Academy at Roberts Vaux High School (originally opened in the late 1930s; since 2017, reopened as Vaux Big Picture Philadelphia High School).
Higgins, Charles - Photographer