Item No: pdcl00107
Title: Locker's Restaurant, 8th and Vine Streets
Additional Title: Northeast corner of 8th and Vine Streets
Historic Street Address:
8th & Vine Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"The specialty of this corner restaurant, as the sign tells, was oysters, particularly oyster stew. The Victorian corner doorway and windows have obviously been applied to a building of an earlier period, a practice as much in vogue then as now."--OPEP, p. 111.
The restaurant with two men standing on either side of entrance; two men standing at side of building; American flag on roof; streetcar tracks run on both streets. Signs on building:
"Locker's"; "Locker's Oyster and Dining Rooms"; "Gray's Ales 5 [cents] per
glass"; above door: "Restaurant"; and on sign boards leaning against posts:
"our 20 [cent] stews"; and "try our 30 [cent] roast dinners".
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
A917.481 P536 v.12