The Brightbill Postcard Collection at the Library Company of Philadelphia
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  • I am Quite Independent Resting Here [Person Sitting on Independence Hall], N21H Design Copyright 1908 by M.W. Taggart, NY
  • I just landed here, [Giant Figure Stepping Out of Broad Street Station], N21O Design Copyright 1908 by M.W. Taggart, NY
  • It's a Wonder to Me [Person Sitting on City Hall], N21C Design Copyright 1908 by M.W. Taggart, NY [RB]
  • This Looks Good to Me [Giant Figure Looking at Fairmount Park with Spyglass], N21F Design Copyright 1908 by M.W. Taggart, NY


  • Dear ____, Philadelphia ___ 190___.Talk about a nice quiet town [written text with sketches], RSC Copyright 1906 [USB]
  • Philadelphians have push; what?[Man Pushing Trolley], RSC Copyright 1906
  • Greetings from Philadelphia, The Best Town on the Map [Boy and Girl Kiss on Right]
  • Passing Time in Philadelphia [Man with Mustache, Woman with Watch], <578-27> Philadelphia after midnight [humorous verse with sketch of different wobbling buildings], copyright 1907 L.W. Blasius


  • ...Bellevue Stratford Hotel
  • ...Real Estate Trust Building
  • ...City Hall
  • ...Union League


  • ...Land Title Building
  • ...North American Building


  • We are Going Some! Philadelphia antelope [Drawing of Snail], [USB]
  • Philadelphia, To old Philadelphia, Stately and slow...,Copyright 1907 Meda Logan
  • Philadelphia The Dearest Spot on Earth...,Copyright 1942 S. Bergman, NY
  • I am Tickled with Philadelphia [Feather Pasted on Card] ["Philadelphia" Printed on Pennant, Picture on Right]


  • ...I saw Your Picture in Philadelphia, When Were You There Last? [Woman Looking in Photo Album]
  • ...I'm Studying Astronomy in Philadelphia, Just Discovered a Total Eclipse [Woman Lifts Skirt to Show Leg]
  • ...The Kissing Bug Inoculated Me in Philadelphia, I've Got the Habit Now [Man Kisses Woman]
  • ...There's a Reason for my Staying in Philadelphia, Even Though I Don't Indulge [Woman Pouring Drink from Bottle]

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