Item No: pdcl00115
Title: Chestnut Street at 2nd, Southwest corner
Additional Title: Southwest Corner of 2nd and Chestnut Streets
Historic Street Address:
Second and Chestnut Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"Small businesses such as these were typical of the east end of Chestnut Street in the 1850s. This view is toward the west, away from the waterfront. The building on the near side of William Currey, wholesaler, was occupied by John McAllister and Brother, photographers and sellers of mathematical and optical instruments. John McAllister was also a noted antiquary of Philadelphia."--OPEP, p. 120.
The street corner with businesses. A gas street lamp and unidentified objects are on the sidewalk in front of one business. Firms include: "Job printing" ; "William M. Mackin, Tailor" ; "Maas Card Job Printing" ; "McAllister" ; "Wm. Currey Metal Trimming Store."
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.