Item: Philadelphia Transportation Company Route Map Showing Street Car, Bus and Subway-Elevated Lines, 1940

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Record Number: 14483
Call number: 2083
Box/Case: 26
Folder: 10
Creator: Philadelphia Transportation Company, 1940-1968
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Date of Original: January 1940
Original Format: Map
Dimensions: 55.5 by 71 cm
Image description: Route map from the Philadelphia Transportation Company. The pamphlet includes information on the Delaware River Bridge Line, which operates between 8th Market streets, Philadelphia, and Broadway Station in Camden, New Jersey. Under the section titled fares, transfers, and exchanges, there is information on rates of fares for street cars, subways and elevated lines, the Delaware River Bridge line and bus lines. Also, there is information on free transfers, exchanging tickets, Sunday and holiday operations, and chartered services.

Next, there is a section titled "Places of General Interest and Historic Interest," which includes art galleries, museums, libraries and scientific institutions, places of historical interest and places of general interest. Within these sections, readers can learn about the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum, Betsy Ross House, Masonic Temple, Plastic Club and more.

The pamphlet includes Philadelphia Office Buildings, Principal Parks, Sports Center, Parking Fields, Railroads and Ferries, and Principal Camden Streets. Then there is a Philadelphia Street Directory, which provides information on the streets throughout Philadelphia and their directional location.

When the pamphlet is unfolded there is a large map of the Philadelphia region with areas of New Jersey. The map includes streetcar, bus and subway-elevated lines located throughout the area.