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Philadelphia Circus, Callowhill Street at 10th

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Item No: pdcl00108
Title: Philadelphia Circus, Callowhill Street at 10th
Additional Title: Philadelphia Circus, Callowhill Street at 10th, circa 1870
Historic Street Address: 10th & Callowhill Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "Formerly the New National Theater, which had opened in 1876, this theater was outside what was then considered the theater district, in a section on the northern limit of the city. As the picture indicates, it offered vaudeville entertainments and live animal acts. The wagon was a delivery vehicle as well as a mobile advertisement."--OPEP, p. 111.
Notes: The building with "Philadelphia Circus" in large letters across the top; paintings of circus acts on the left, center, and right sides; and a painted decorative border around sign. Group of men by the main entrance. Horse-drawn wagon on street with sign on the sides: "Philadelphia Circus, 10th & Callohill Sts." and "Matinees every Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons." Sign to the left of the entrance of the building: "Family matinees every Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons." Rowhouse to the left of the building and on the right is a building: "Lager Beer Saloon." Street car tracks along Callowhill Street.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1870
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.958652
Geocode Longitude:-75.155153

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler