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Chestnut Street, east from 8th

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Item No: pdcl00128
Title: Chestnut Street, east from 8th
Additional Title: Chestnut Street, south side between 7th and 8th Streets
Historic Street Address: Eighth and Chestnut Streets
Historic Street Address: Washington Square West
Media Type: Salt Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "This block is still a busy shopping center in the 1970s, and many of the buildings seen in this photograph are still standing, undetectable because of modern facades which cover the old."--OPEP, p. 133.
Notes: A row of commercial buildings. Horse and carriages on Chestnut; people on the sidewalk and street; streetcar tracks run on Chestnut and on 8th; streetcar traveling down Chestnut; and another on the right traveling down 8th. Businesses include: "$3.50 The Regal Shoe $3.50" and "rubbers," "Dr. Street, dentist, artistic filling, moderate prices, gas administrated," "Dr. Street, dentist, natural artificial teeth. Extracting, gas, cocaine, electricity, painless filling." Also: "Specialist for ladies and children," "Stores, Boston, Providence, New York, Brooklyn [...] Washington, Pittsburgh, Cleveland [...]" and "Tanner to consumer." Other firms: "730 National Cash Register Co. 730," "Watches, Alex R. Harper & Bro., Diamonds," and a clock shaped like a pocket watch, "C.T. MilliganMagic Lanterns," "726 B.F. Williams Co....David F. Conover & Co.... watches diamonds & jewelry at wholesale...," "Weeks Photo-engraving Co.," "Pulaski Art [?]," "The Philadelphia Press," and "The Wolf Building."
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1902
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949540
Geocode Longitude:-75.153415