Item No: pdcl00081
Title: 8th Street, north from Market
Additional Title: Eighth Street below Arch
Print and Picture Collection
"Store fronts in this busy thoroughfare offer many curiosities designed to attract passersby. Northward from a point outside the present Lit Brothers Department Store, a menagerie of ornamental signs is visible: an ostrich on the drapery store, and beyond it an
elephant; the figure of Justice atop the cupola in the distance, and the eagles of a furniture company and Espen's lace emporium."--OPEP, p. 84.
The Street with stores on either side. Street car on tracks; horse-drawn carriages; man riding on horse. Various sculptures on the fronts and roofs of stores.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
A917.481 P536 v.12