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Union League, 1118 Chestnut Street

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Item No: pdcl00134
Title: Union League, 1118 Chestnut Street
Additional Title: Chestnut Street between 11th and 12th
Historic Street Address: 1118 Chestnut Street
Historic Street Address: Washington Square West
Media Type: Albumen Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "The Union League, whose first home is shown here, was organized in December 1862 as a patriotic association in support of the United States Government and the Union cause. It moved into the Chestnut Street building in January 1863. The photo was taken on Election Day of that year, as the campaign posters on the wall, right, indicate. The organization moved to its present location at Broad and Sansom Streets in 1865."--OPEP, p. 139.
Notes: The building with two men posing on front steps. Brick wall with door in front of another building; top of a tree is visible. On the wall are various political campaign posters and fragments of posters: "Fourth Legislative District," "The Union! The Constitution," "Democratic creed!...Letter of John Brodhead, democratic candidate, City Treasurer!," "Fruits of Woodword's policy...," "Harry Bumm!," "Eighth Ward!," "Union candidate." Streetcar tracks are partially visible in foreground.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1863
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9502
Geocode Longitude:-75.159