Monday, February 17, 2014

Remembering President's Day & That Time JFK Took a Ride Down Two Street

We have a treat for Presidential and Philadelphia history-heads out there:

Take a look at this amazing shot of Senator (and soon-to-be President) John F. Kennedy campaigning via convertible through Pennsport in October 1960.

JFK struttin' down Two Street - (via Tony Baltuskonis & Row House Recollections)
I know it's technically Third Street, as he's in front of the present day Second Street Irish Society and looking at Furness High School -- stay with me non-Pennsporter's, but it's incredible to imagine that such an event would take place today: The American Icon, President John F. Kennedy, struttin' down Two Street.

History folks will not only recognize President Kennedy but also Frank Rizzo, Former Mayors of Philadelphia Richardson Dilworth and James H. J. Tate, and U.S. Congressman Bill Green Sr. were on the scene that day in Pennsport.

The pictures comes courtesy of the Facebook page Rowhouse Recollections -- a must follow for historical pictures, fun facts, and a great look back in to what South Philly (and especially Pennsport) used to be like "back in the day."
Spot any of your friends or relatives in one of these pictures?

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