Item No: pdcl00084
Title: Gimbel Brothers, Market Street at 9th, Southeast corner
Additional Title: Gimbel Brothers, 9th and Market Streets
Historic Street Address:
Ninth and Market Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"Gimbel Brothers was the last of the three big department stores to open in the 9th Street area. It is seen here with its fleet of horse-drawn delivery trucks, left. On 9th Street, right, is Leary's Book Store, another landmark."--OPEP, p. 88.
The building, with Leary's Old Bookstore and advertisement for
"Dennett's surpassing coffee" next door. Horses & coaches, trolley tracks, and people in the street.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.