Santa at the Philadelphia International Airport

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Santa at the Philadelphia International Airport

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00634
Title: Santa at the Philadelphia International Airport
Additional Title: "Santa arrives in a Nat'l Guard jet trainer plane at International Airport. 1955"
Creation Date: 12/17/1955
Historic Street Address: 8000 Essington Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Located in Box: Aeronautics / African Americans, Folder: Aeronautics

Philadelphia airport formed in 1925 to train aviators of the Pennsylvania National Guard. In 1930 the city purchased adjoining land for Airport expansion. Expansion and the construction of the building and landing field began in 1937. Construction began in 1950 on a new terminal building, which was completed December 15, 1953 and designed by architects Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen (1946-73).

Gift of the Evening Bulletin. Sep. 22 1958.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.249224
Geocode Latitude:39.874323

Creator Name: Wasko, Joseph - Photographer