Inventory of Brill Images on Exhibit

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Image 9: Single End Centre Door Motor Bodies for H.E. Righter contracted by Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company
(Photo #8334, Order #21708--Ordered January 23, 1923)
While most of the photographs in the Brill collection show the cars fresh from the factory and with little of the ornamentation added by the railroad, a smaller group of the images depict the car as it would look on the street. This interior view of a trolley car includes advertisements for products, like Supplee's Ice Cream and Van Camp's Evaporated Milk, lining the space between the top of the windows and the ceiling. In addition, there is a sign hanging above the center aisle advertising concerts at the popular local venue, Willow Grove Park.