Super Sunday Carnival Rides

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01030
Title: Super Sunday Carnival Rides
Historic Street Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Historic Street Address: Eakins Oval
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This ca. 1980, taken by Neil Benson, shows crowds attending Philadelphia's annual Super Sunday celebration.  Billed as "a giant block party," and held on the second Sunday of October, it occupied the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from the Art Museum (seen in the background) to Logan Circle.  A celebration of ethnic and cultural Philadelphia, crowds enjoyed carnival rides, ethnic foods, activities provided by the area museums and institutions, entertainment, children's games, 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: ca. 1980
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.178070
Geocode Latitude:39.963432

Creator Name: Neil Benson - Photographer