Item No: pdcl00006
Title: Swanson Street
Additional Title: Looking north on Swanson Street between Catharine and Christian
Print and Picture Collection
"The street was named after the original owner of the property in this area. These houses near the waterfront were originally built on higher ground than is shown in this photograph. Where the street was graded, enough earth was cut away to allow a ground floor to be built beneath the houses. In order for the entrances to remain useful, the staircases were built to permit access from the street level. These houses were once occupied by Swedish settlers."--OPEP, p. 1.
The street, with row of houses. A woman sits by the window on the second floor, first house from the left. Men stand by the door of the last house, far right. A horse-drawn wagon is across the street.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
A917.481 P536 v.5
Moran, John, 1831-1903 - Photographer