Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, and has the fifth largest population in the US. It was founded in 1682 by William Penn, and was created to serve as the capitol of Pennsylvania Colony. It currently covers an area of just over 141 and a half square miles. In 1890, the year before my great-grandmother was born the population had just passed the million mark. In 2014, it had reached 1.5 million, though at its height in 1950, it was over two million.
|A panting supposedly showing William Penn and the Lenape signing a treaty|
|An engraved image of one of the riots in Philadelphia|
|Robert & Lizzie Park and friend ca 1917|