Item No: pdcl00123
Title: Public Ledger Building, 6th and Chestnut Streets
Additional Title: Public Ledger Building looking from 6th and Chestnut Streets, west from southwest corner
Historic Street Address:
Sixth and Chestnut Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"Benjamin Franklin presides appropriately over the scene opposite the State House from his pedestal on the corner of the Ledger Building's imposing facade. Built in 1867, this was the home of the Ledger until it was sold in 1914.--OPEP, p. 128.
The building on a street corner with a statue on the corner. Trolley tracks, horses and carriages in street. Street lamps lining street. Commercial buildings across the street.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.