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Market Street at Delaware Avenue

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Item No: pdcl00069
Title: Market Street at Delaware Avenue
Additional Title: Front and Market Streets
Historic Street Address: Delaware Avenue and Market Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "At the turn of the century the foot of Market Street was a busy center of a variety of activities from shipping to painless dentistry. The streetcar turn-around shown here was the eastern terminus of the Market Street trolley line. The view was taken from the roof of the Pennsylvania Railroad Ferries terminus, which is seen in the next picture. Photo by W.N. Jennings."--OPEP, p. 74.
Notes: View down Market street. Businesses include a dentist, Runge Cigar shop, seed store, coffee mills, a grocer and Ridgway House. In the street are streetcars and tracks, horses, carriages, wagons, and people. Signs on buildings include: "Buist's seed store 4 - 6 ... Front St." ; "Famous Hawthorne club cigars" ; "Dr. Hyman's Dental Intitute, Painless dentistry, Free examination, S.E. Co. 8th and Market Sts." ; "Janney's Steam Coffee Mills" ; "Jergens pumiss hand-soap" ; "Pabst Blue Ribbon the beer of quality" ; "Grocer".
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1900
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9497
Geocode Longitude:-75.1421

Creator Name: Jennings, William Nicholson, 1860-1946 - Photographer