Item No: pdcl00121
Title: Chestnut Street, west from 4th
Additional Title: Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Streets
Historic Street Address:
Fourth and Chestnut Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"Frank Furness' building (fifth from the right) for the Provident Life and Trust Company at 408 Chestnut stands out among its more traditional neighbors, the Philadelphia National Bank and the Philadelphia Trust, Safe Deposit and Insurance Company. Vehicular traffic, seems to match the architecture in variety at this busy intersection."--OPEP, p. 126.
Street corner with buildings. Awnings stretched over sidewalk. Horses, carriages and carts in the street. People on the sidewalk. Telephone poles and street lamps lining the street. Signs: "Eyeglasses" ; "Signs" ; "Show cards" ; "Queen & Co. Opticians" ; "Signs and show cards" ; "Ready made signs and show cards."
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.