Item No: pdcl00090
Title: Market Street, west from 12th
Print and Picture Collection
"The machines on the left side of the street in this view were in position for the construction of the Market Street subway. Some of the city's first automobiles stand before the Hotel Vendig, opposite. Next to the hotel the Bijou-Dream Theatre advertises all that is best in life-motion pictures."--OPEP, p. 94.
The street, with street cars and tracks in center. Automobiles parked by Hotel on the left. Commercial buildings include: "Dalsimer Shoes" ; "Twaddell Shoes" ; "Kayser & Allman Wallpaper" ;
"Regal Shoes" ; "Hotel Vendig" ; "Bijou-Dream Theater". Men and women on sidewalks and street. U.S. mailbox and fire hydrant on north corner.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
Smith, John Gibb - Photographer