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W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946)

 
 
W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) Marker
Inscription. American comedian raised in Philadelphia, noted for his irreverent wit. Starting out as a vaudeville juggler, he won enduring fame on screen and radio. He was in over 40 motion pictures, 1915-44. As a lad, he worked for a time at Strawbridge's here.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.075′ N, 75° 9.227′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and N. 8th Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in front of the former Strawbridge and Clothier Department Store. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Market St., Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Siegmund Lubin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Cornelius (about 300 feet away); American Pharmaceutical Association (about 500 feet away); Declaration House (about 500 feet away); Robert Patterson (about 500 feet away); Robert Bogle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Smith Barton (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United States Mint (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) Marker
The former Strawbridge and Clothier flagship store and home office is to the right of the marker.

1. Wikipedia entry for W.C. Fields. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
2. Strawbridge and Clothier Department Stores Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
3. W.C. Fields - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. W.C. Fields at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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