Today’s lead image contains traffic waiting for pedestrians to cross Market St. in Philadelphia, PA. The newest automobiles that can be seen and readily identified in this view appear to be 1960 and ’61 Dodges, a 1961 Chevrolet, and the oldest vehicle a postwar “bathtub” Packard. The Gimbels Warehouse sign on the side of the building on the far-left confirms that this is indeed Market St., the location of one of the three of the Company’s stores in the City at the time.
The second enlargeable photo below of traffic in a snowstorm was published on December 14, 1951, by the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. Ironically the picture includes a Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper billboard and clock in the upper center of the image. Both the Inquirer advertisement, and the Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin sign on the first truck in the line in the left-hand lane feature the comics section in each paper.