Item No: pdcp00004
Title: [Segment of circular advertising Chas. Blasius & Sons, piano manufacturer, Philadelphia] [graphic].
Historic Street Address:
1119 Chestnut St.
Print and Picture Collection
Blasius & Sons.
Free Library of Philadelphia: Philadelphiana - Streets - Chestnut - 11th-12th
Includes a central view flanked by two vignettes. View shows "1119 Chestnut St. Girard Row," one of the two Chestnut street storefronts of the manufacturer. Signage reading "Blasius & Sons. Steinway Pianos" adorns the multi-story building in which a piano is visible in the large display window. Two lady patrons enter the building across from horse-drawn wagons marked "Packard Organs Blasius & Sons" and "Steinway Pianos Blasius & Sons" parked in the street. "Pianos to Rent" printed above the image. Left vignette shows "2nd Floor Back Wareroom." Includes pianos, piano legs, shelves of parts and clerks at work near the skylight railings. Right vignette shows "4th Floor Wareroom." Includes a clerk with a gentleman near the skylight railings reviewing pianos in various stages of assembly. Shelves line the wall.