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
Print and Picture Collection
"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.
The building on the corner. Men standing in front. Signs: "The Cheap Book Store, C.G. Henderson & Co." ;
"C.G. Henderson & Co. Booksellers & Publishers."
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.