More Postcards from West Philadelphia
Some Views of the University of Pennsylvania
and the Drexel Institute

Below are four views of buildings at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel Institute (now Drexel University). Click on the photos to get a larger version of the image.

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Caption on lower left reads:

Philadelphia--No. 49.--University of Pennsylvania.
Executive Building, showing a portion of the campus.
Erected in 1874.
The University was founded by Benjamin Franklin.

This view of the University of Pennsylvania campus shows College Hall and, at far right, Logan Hall. In the foreground is Woodland Avenue, which formerly ran through the campus. Note the trolley tracks.

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Caption at center bottom reads:

University of Pennsylvania.

Another view of the south side of College Hall. Note the buildings at lower left, on Woodland Avenue.

Ullman's "Gold Border" Series
American Post Card-View Number 3039
Published by The Ullman Manufacturing Co., New York.

postmark date unclear

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Caption on bottom reads:

University of Pennsylvania New Medical Building
Philadelphia, PA

This postcard has glitter glued on it to highlight the curbs and the limestone courses on the building.

Pub. By Photo & Art P. C. Co., N. Y.

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Caption on upper left reads:

Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.

This postcard shows the Drexel Institute Building at 32nd Street and Chestnut Street.

Postmarked June 21, 1910 at Philadelphia
Mailed to Ashley, Pa.

see more postcards:
First postcard page | Bartram's Garden
West Philadelphia Institutions | Government Buildings