Happy 85th Birthday, Smitty!

From Loie on this page & Jon Falk
(click on his name to see his photo album of the event)

During a party to celebrate his 85th birthday, Elwood P. Smith talks about his photo of Black Panthers being strip searched during a raid by police in 1970. This photo was sent out around the world.



Photos by
G. Loie Grossmann /
Philly New Media




Smitty and his friends celebrate as George Miller brings out the birthday cake.

Jon Falk presents Smitty with a special photograph.

Jim MacMillan claps for Smitty soon before he is heading off on a one year leave of absense from the Daily News to cover the war in Iraq for the Associated Press.





Go Philadelphia Conference! This was a nice event.


© 2004 by G. Loie Grossmann / Philly New Media