Henderson Publishing Company, 5th and Arch Streets

Historical Images of Philadelphia Looney Old Philadelphia in Early Photographs
Henderson Publishing Company, 5th and Arch Streets

Item Info

Item No: pdcl00097
Title: Henderson Publishing Company, 5th and Arch Streets
Additional Title: Northwest corner of 5th and Arch Streets
Historic Street Address: Fifth and Arch Streets
Media Type: Salt Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "Henderson's Cheap Book Store was a block away from Brown's, and nearer the district of the more sensational theaters and entertainments. Signs near the doorway advertise available titles, among them "Reading without tears." George W. Childs, later the publisher of the Public Ledger, owned this book store in 1858. The building ultimately succumbed to less cultural influences and became a taproom."--OPEP, p. 100.
Notes: The building on the corner. Men standing in front. Signs: "The Cheap Book Store, C.G. Henderson & Co." ; "C.G. Henderson & Co. Booksellers & Publishers."
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1857
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9527
Geocode Longitude:-75.1487