Friday, October 12, 2012


"Philadelphia After Midnight," L.W. Blasius, Circa. 1907

"Drinking high balls, very high,
In a garden near the sky,
Up above the world were we,
This was the way it looked to me."
 Easily the most infamous and renowned image of the Bellevue-Stratford! "Philadelphia After Midnight," by L.W. Blasius, circa. 1907. This was one of many postcards printed depicting famous landmark buildings in the city with a four-line verse depicting the obvious drinking theme. Here the brand-new Bellevue-Stratford sways drunkenly from side to side as patrons drink their fancy, and carriages and horse and buggy trudge along merrily!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there!
    Any idea where one could get a print of this?