Historical Images of Philadelphia
High Street & Market Shambles.
- Breton, William L - Artist
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Published in John F. Watson's Annals of Philadelphia in 1830.
View of High (Market) Street Prison and covered market stalls or shambles as they were called, circa 1723. In front of the jail , near Third Street, two African American men are in a stockade and tied to a whipping post. Other men are shown in the street and on the sidewalk wearing colonial dress.
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