Item No: pdcl00013
Title: Panorama of Philadelphia, west view
Additional Title: West from shot tower, January 1870
Print and Picture Collection
"The old city as viewed from Sparks' shot tower, located not far from Old Swedes' Church in Southwark, appeared to be busy and crowded with residences as well as buildings for trade and commerce. The tall ship houses and dry dock of the Navy Yard, and the waterfront warehouses and docks, are visible in the east and east-southeast views (Nos. 11 and 12) above Old Swedes' Church (with the white spire) and Bethel Baptist Church in Front Street. The west view (No. 13) is along Carpenter Street, and the northwest view (No. 14) looks down upon the intersection of 2nd and Christian Streets and Moyamensing Avenue."--OPEP, p. [10-11].
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Aerial west view of the city. Residential and commercial buildings along street. Sign in one building, left background: "Ice depot". Sign on building in the foreground: "Peter Gillis' Shoe Store". Trolley tracks on street. Church in the background. Street
lamps on sidewalks.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
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