Item No: pdcl00114
Title: Chestnut Street from Front to 2nd
Additional Title: Between Front and 2nd Street, north side
Historic Street Address:
Front and Chestnut Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"A companion to Mason's daguerreotype, this view shows the remainder of the block and a glimpse of the Delaware River beyond. The United States Post Office was once located on this block. From the wharf at this point, excursion boats sailed for such ports as New York, Baltimore and Cape May, New Jersey."--OPEP, p. 119.
The street with buildings and gas street lamps, a carriage and a wagon. Firms include: "Wines & liquors" ; "John Gibson" ; "New York ... Hotel".
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.