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Market Street at 8th, north side

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Item No: pdcl00078
Title: Market Street at 8th, north side
Additional Title: 8th and Market Streets
Historic Street Address: Eighth and Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "Market Street in this photograph resembles a town of the old West, with its covered wagons and sheltered walks. The awning poles at the curbs doubtless served as hitching posts, and the sentry box at the corner, with gas lamp on top, was probably used as a board for posting advertisements and other broadsides."--OPEP, p. 82.
Notes: The street, with buildings. Horse-drawn wagons on the street. Awnings stretched over sidewalks. Signs on buildings: "Nicholls, House & Sign Painting" ; "Horses & Gigs" ' "Comm...ation for [La]ncaster {Col]umbia, York, [...]hisburc...". Sentry box on corner, with gas lamp on top.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1846
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.951333
Geocode Longitude:-75.154467

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.6
Creator Name: Cornelius, Robert, 1809-1893 - Photographer