Item No: pdcp01036
Title: Franklin Institute: Operation Moonwatch
Historic Street Address:
222 N 20th Street
Print and Picture Collection
Text for this photograph--taken on the roof of the Franklin Institute--is from The Evening Bulletin, October 15, 1957: "Volunteers from Operation Moonwatch are thrilled by a very good view of Sputnik as it sailed over this morning at about 6:04 am....the long row of positions is called a Moonwatch Station. Sputnik was quite visible to the naked eye..."
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.
The Evening Bulletin - Photographer
Hamilton - Photographer