This is from the Philadelphia Atlas, of G. W. Bromley, published 1910. The location is currently occupied by the Cira Centre, just north 30th Street Pennsylvania Station (opened 1933).
Wow, that hotel. Location, location, location.
[ Addendum 2019-07-01: Chas. Owens found a picture of the hotel! ]
Noted mathematician Solomon Lefschetz had no hands. He had lost them in an accident at the age of 23.
There's no point in reading an article titled “Lyme disease cases are exploding”, I know I'll just be disappointed.
This is one of my favorite jokes.
I like it because the way all the pieces fit together is so perfect and ingenious. Everyone thinks something different that is consistent with the different information they have. It's like a tiny farce in a box.
I also like it because it looks at first like it's going to be about sexual assault, but then the sexual assault evaporates at the last moment. (Yes, it's about regular assault instead.)
Wikipedia informs me that the disco ball was invented in the 1920s. This is surprising. Certainly the technology to manufacture it was available much earlier. I think a disco ball would not be out of place at Versailles.