Item No: pdcl00031
Title: Front and Market Streets
Additional Title: Front and Market Streets, 1881
Historic Street Address:
Front and Market Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"This intersection was the end of the line for horsecars and trolleys because the grade from here to the waterfront was too steep for the horses. In the foreground is a carter's dray and, at the extreme right, an omnibus."--OPEP, p. 32.
The intersection, with horse-drawn carts, carriages and wagon on street. People on sidewalks, street and trolleys. Sign on trolleys: "Union Line, 166, Columbia Ave" and "Centennial buildings Haddington". Commercial buildings line the street, including, from the right: "Tobacco & cigars, Leaf tobacco" ; "...S. Douch... dealer of wines & liquor" ; "Wines & brandies, Laser beer" ; "Boots & Shoes" ; "H. & G. Wallens Hardware" ; "Janny & Andrews" ; "G..tes
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.