July 27, 1990 |
If there's one thing that rattles Irv Bruskin's key chain more than locks, it's faces. He's got a caboodle of both. You can't walk past Bruskin's hardware store and lock shop at 5th and Porter streets in South Philadelphia without passing his picture window. It's a window with a hundred faces. Actually, it's more like 500, 600 faces. But they're a mere bag of shells compared to what's inside the old corner store that's been in the Bruskin family for 80 years.
January 29, 1987
Where is your sense of decency? I was appalled to see the pictures of R. Budd Dwyer, seconds before and after his death, splashed across your newspaper on Jan. 23. It added nothing to the story to show such graphic pictures. You only succeeded in branding yourselves as a paper that panders to those few who feed on such morbid sensationalism. Even the television news media, to their credit, reported the story responsibly. I feel sorrow for the family and friends of Budd Dwyer in their pain.
November 16, 1995 |
At Grandparents Day at Francis Harvey Green School in Boothwyn, grandmother Mary Lou Walters; her grandson, Steven Williams, 7; and his mother, Chris Williams, run around the gym. Families exercised together, made and ate healthy snacks, and got pictures taken to be made into buttons.
July 16, 1989 |
JOHN VOLPA (left) of Marlton and Stephen Pappaterra of Mount Laurel post pictures of people missing in Chile at the Moorestown Friends Meeting House. The event was Amnesty International's night of Chilean music and food July 10.
October 13, 1988 |
The strange case of Sid Yoblick has finally been decided by the Whitemarsh Zoning Hearing Board. Recently, Yoblick, the owner of Videocraft Productions at 504 Germantown Pike, added photography to his video production operation. To advertise the new service, Yoblick placed photographs in his window. But under an interpretation by township manager Lawrence J. Gregan, who was acting zoning officer at the time, the pictures were ruled to be signs. The window was measured at 45 square feet.
September 23, 1990 |
In an effort to drum up business for merchants, the Doylestown Business and Community Alliance is sponsoring an unusual promotion - a $5,000 cash giveaway. John Hoenstine, a photographer with an office on South Main Street, started taking 500 random pictures of people in and around the community this summer. He will continue through October. From Oct. 8 to Nov. 17, the 16-by-20, black-and-white photographs will be posted in area businesses, and people who identify pictures of themselves will automatically win a prize.
January 11, 1987 |
It isn't generally known, but anyone can sell pictures to newspapers and magazines. Although most publications have full-time, salaried photographers, they also have a budget to buy "outside" photos from nonstaffers. Their staffers can't be everywhere. When houses collapse, buildings burn, autos collide, small planes land in back yards, firefighters rescue a kitten from a utility pole, it's possible that the publication won't even know about the event until well after it's all over - yet each of those situations would make an interesting news or feature picture.
January 18, 2005
WHILE I FIND the devastating death toll of the tsunamis a huge tragedy, I have often turned the news off because of the depressing reports and heart-wrenching pictures. I understand that it is an extremely important piece of news. But did the news people stop to think that maybe they should have given a little rest to those of us who cannot stand to see these emotionally disturbing pictures? And when we have a natural disaster, who sends us money? We are also spending billions on the war in Iraq.