Item No: pdcp00036
Title: Ficken & Williams, steam sugar refiners, Crown, Willow and Fifth streets, Philadelphia. [graphic] : Office 416. Crown Street Philada. Office. 119 So. Front St. Philada. Office 80 Wall Street New York.
Historic Street Address:
416 Crown Street
Print and Picture Collection
Ficken & Williams.
Free Library of Philadelphia: Oversize Philadelphiana - Factories and Foundries (A-M)
Advertisement showing a busy street scene with a view of the refinery complex in Northern Liberties. Includes the office building adorned with signage "Ficken & Williams Steam Sugar Refinery" attached to the large multi-storied processing plant of several connected buildings marked at the corner "Crown St." and "William St." Smoke stacks and a large American flag adorn the facility. Two men converse at the doorway of the office across from a horse-drawn carriage parked in the street that is congested with refinery traffic. Several drays, some loaded with barrels, and a cart loaded with coal travel to and from the refinery. Factory employees also load a dray with barrels, sit on a barrel, converse, and emerge from a building entrance. Other street traffic includes two boys crossing the intersection, a woman and girl on promenade, dogs, and a driver leading a team of mules hauling freight cars of coal. Also shows pedestrian traffic, including three men convened in conversation, on the sidewalks around the factory.
Reduced variant published in Edwin T. Freedley’s Philadelphia and its manufactures : a handbook of the great manufactories and representative mercantile houses of Philadelphia in 1867 (Philadelphia: E. Young, 1867), opp. p. 472.
Haehnlen, Jacob, b. 1824 - Publisher