Shared from the 4/14/2019 Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly Edition eEdition

Marking 200 years for American poet

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Rocky Wilson, of Camden, was the winner of the Walt Whitman lookalike contest at Philadelphia Brewing Co.

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Rick Modglin, of South Philadelphia (left) and Tommy Teofilak, of Linwood, wait their turns in the Walt Whitman lookalike contest.

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Emcee Adam Teterus watches as Wilson concludes his reading. Seated are (from left) Modglin, Teofilak, and Susan Hinchey.

Philadelphia Brewing Co., home to Walt Wit Belgian-style white ale, partnered with Whitman at 200 to host a Walt Whitman lookalike contest on Saturday. The event was to crown the individual who best captured the poet in body and spirit.

Staff photographs by

Elizabeth Robertson

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