City Hall Statues

Item Info

Item No: pdch00025
Title: City Hall Statues
Creation Date: 7/29/1953
Historic Street Address: Broad & Market Streets
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins

This 1949 image shows workers on scaffolding in front of the City Hall building; they are applying a protective coating to one of the bronze City Hall statues, before returning it to its elevated place on the City Hall tower.

Notes on the negative's envelope read:  “July 29, 1953  City Hall statues; coat of patina is applied to one of the statues"

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.952540
Geocode Longitude:-75.163050

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer