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This political cartoon depicts Harrisburg as a tired old man awoken by the shouts of Philadelphia, Scranton, and other Pennsylvania cities. These cities were observing the Campaign of Improvement.

"A Comic Valentine for Harrisburg"
1901
The…

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This is a cartoon depicting the Municipal Improvement as a woman holding a large umbrella welcoming in the wards of Harrisburg protecting them from the rain. Note which ward is first.

"Everybody Come In"
1902
The Telegraph

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This cartoon cartoon displays a sleeping Harrisburg watched by multiple cities.

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This cartoon shows Harrisburg in 1925 with the city pleased at its choice in investment for the City Beautiful Project.

The Telegraph
1901

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"Vote for the Public Improvement" was a song created by George F. Ross to the tune of "Marching Through Georgia". It appeared in a pamphlet distributed by the Harrisburg League for Municipal Improvement.

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Page 53 of Harrisburg's 1894 report describes the social activities and celebrations at Reservoir Park, indicating the success of a green space before the City Beautiful Movement began.

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Page 73 of Harrisburg's 1897 report shows pictures of Reservoir Park, which had been maintained for its vast crowds. Prior to the City Beautiful Movement, there was a civic awareness of the great impact of green spaces like Reservoir Park.

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"For Improvements, The Jewish Association Has Taken A Hand In Pushing Harrisburg to the Front as a Modern City"

Reverend David Goldberg held a meeting with the Jewish Association of Harrisburg. He explained the ideas of the movement and the…

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East Harrisburg supports the Campaign for Improvements launched by the city's Municipal League.

"East Harrisburg is for Improvements"
The Telegraph
2-4-1902

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The Civic Club supports the Municipal League and their efforts in making Harrisburg nobler and happier in a warfare against public dirt, disease, and selfishness.

"Civic Club in Line With Municipal Improvements"
1-21-1902
The Telegraph
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