The American Way, May 11, 1975

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
The American Way, May 11, 1975

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01026
Title: The American Way, May 11, 1975
Historic Street Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Lithographs
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Recto. From the Map Collection.

This brochure publicizes the large-scale celebration on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, "The American Way," sponsored by Philadelphia '76, Inc., and the City of Philadelphia.  It took place on May 11, 1975, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the convening of the Second Continental Congress, and to serve as an opening event for the upcoming National Bicentennial.  The festival was, as described in the brochure, a kaleidoscope of music, dance, sports, arts & crafts, parades, concerts, ethnic foods, fireworks, and more.

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.

Creation Year: 1975
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170096
Geocode Latitude:39.957252

Creator Name: Ray Smith/Smith Assoc. - Artist