image from Public Evening Ledger Nov 3, 1922
Fresh off my adventure of transcribing an original article about the ‘L’s opening, I started searching The Library of Congress’ archives of the Public Evening Ledger’s stuff on Frankford. And it’s massive. The “Big S” in the above illustration apparently refers to Supplee-Wills-Jones dairy products which had operations at Paul and Meadow Streets. Check out a search for the keyword “Frankford” in the archives. Try and find the blurb in the Ledger’s November 6th edition for a report on the ‘L’s first accident. It looks like the Ledger’s editorial board was so hyped on rapid transit from center city to Frankford. I’m loving these archives!