A Philadelphia Christmas

Copyright, John Ashmead Estate

When he wasn't reporting for The Bulletin, teaching English at Haverford College or lecturing in Japan on a Fulbright, John Ashmead was taking photographs. Ashmead died in 1992 at age 74, and lately his daughter Theodora Wheeler Ashmead has been posting many of his photographs on Facebook, including this one, taken at Broad and Chestnut Streets sometime in the 1950s or '60s.

ArtsWatch is grateful to Theodora for allowing use of the photograph to help wish readers a peaceful city Christmas.