Super Sunday on the Parkway: Free Hugs

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Super Sunday on the Parkway: Free Hugs

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01022
Title: Super Sunday on the Parkway: Free Hugs
Creation Date: 10/8/1989
Historic Street Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a photograph taken by Philadelphia Inquirer photographer Rebecca Barger, on Super Sunday on the Parkway, October 8, 1989.  The caption for the picture, as it appeared in the newspaper, read:

"Giving out Free hugs are 'official huggers' from the Unity Church of a hug to a passerby. At far right, another official hugger gives a hug to a small child."

Billed as "a giant block party," and held on the second Sunday of October, the Super Sunday events occupied the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from the Art Museum to Logan Circle--it was a large-scale celebration of ethnic and cultural Philadelphia. 

Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.171246
Geocode Latitude:39.958976

Creator Name: Rebecca Barger - Photographer