Apr 23, 1948, ad in The Exponent

(c) Special Collections Research Center and used with their permission. The SCRC is part of Temple University Libraries.

This appeared in the Jewish Exponent on April 23, 1948, and likely many other times in the 1940s and 1950s. We’re looking for the famous “Our Pants Fit, Do Yours,” ad, which I’m sure will eventually turn up. The Philadelphia Jewish Archives in Urban Archives, part of Temple University Library, maintains “The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent (bound volumes from 1945 – present; access to earlier issues on microfilm), The Jewish Times (1937-55 ), The Occident (1943-59 ), The Forward (in Yiddish, 1903-1946).” Their archivist, Sarah Sherman, has enthusiastically assisted in my search for anything related to Philadelphia Pants history.

Part of the collection is on the third floor of the Kardon building, coincidentally one floor down from the home to Philadelphia Pants 1960-1980.

If you went to the address listed above, 26th and Reed, here’s what you’d find today:

(c) Google Maps

And, sharing space on the same page:

(c) Special Collections Research Center and used with their permission.
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