Item No: pdcl00164
Title: Broad and Sansom Streets
Additional Title: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1840-1876, Broad and Sansom Streets, northwest corner
Historic Street Address:
Broad and Sansom Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"In the foreground of this view toward the north on Broad Street is the Academy of the Natural Sciences, and next to it, with its ornamental eagle, is the La Pierre House, celebrated as America's most luxurious hotel. Behind the fence at the extreme left, the Union League is under construction. The spire in the distance is that of the First Baptist Church just north of Penn Square."--OPEP, p. 171.
The Academy on the corner; man leaning against wall; street lamp on corner. Building to right has eagle sculpture on roof; street lamps on sidewalk; horse drawn carriages parked in front. Buildings and houses continue up Broad; trees line sidewalk; streetcar tracks along Broad; spire of a church in distance.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
Moran, John, 1831-1903 - Photographer