• Ben Franklin
  • Statue of William Penn on the top of City Hall (used to be the official tallest building in the city until someone bought off city council to change the law and now we have skyscrapers!)
  • The Phillies Phanatic, the best mascot in baseball
  • JFK Plaza, but most known as "Love Park" after the Robert Indiana
    sculpture. Once had an international reputation as a skateboarders
    delight until a ban was put in effect in 2002
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Marcel Duchamp's "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Batchelors, Even"a.k.a. "The Large Glass". Philadelphia Museum of Art holds the
    largest collection of the artist's work in the world.
  • Rocky statue.
  • Cheesesteak, a Philly favorite, also a partially disguised Yeungling beer from the oldest operating brewery company in the country.
  • The Library Company of Philadelphia, one of the first public lending libraries.

C&RL News, December 2007

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The December 2007 cover was drawn by Derik A. Badman, digital services librarian at Temple University in Philadelphia. Taking on the theme of Philadelphia in honor of the location of the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Badman has used nine distinct Library of Congress call number sections as a structure for nine images. The call numbers are, for the most part, real and can be used to help identify the images (e.g., ND6853.D8 for Duchamp, the collection of his work in the Philadelphia Museum of Art is not to be missed). Check the notes to see if you are right!

In addition to his work as a librarian, Badman is the creator of the online comics Things Change and Maroon. His blog and comics can be found at madinkbeard.com.

And take a look at the issue online at www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2007/dece...

Courtesy of Derik A. Badman. All rights reserved.

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