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This shot was taken on Halloween, October 31, 1977. There appears to be a headless grocery shopper strolling along Wayne Avenue in Germantown.


The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin staff would often manipulate photographs prior to publishing them in the newspaper. The above photograph was featured in an article on Philadelphia houses. A woman blocked their shot, so the Bulletin painted the background over her head and cropped the image just above her shoulders.

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The published image.

From the George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph collection.

“Crowd overflows onto the sidewalk outside College Hall, Broad and Berks Sts., as first-year students wait to register in Temple University’s largest freshman class in the school’s history. About 4,000 freshmen are enrolling." 

September 14, 1965.

From the George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Temple University.