So, I went online to see if I could find an image of the VIP pins -- alas, I couldn't. But I did stumble upon an image of something I actually remember seeing in person. Everytime those friggin Ride-The-Duck boats drive by in the warmer months, it triggers a memory of this contraption:
This is a Boat Trolley. During the Bicentennial, this ugly ass thing was operated over the rails of the Route 50 trolley from Girard Avenue to Catherine Street. Trolley, you say?? Yes - just about every block had trolley tracks in them - and the Route 50 trolley went down 4th Street (past South) to Catherine then came back up 5th street to Girard. The above image seems to put this monstrosity on 5th Street outside the Bourse Building, whch was still the home to the various Exchanges (Maritime, Commercial, etc). It didn't become a food court/mini mall until 1983 or so.