Item No: pdcc00045
Title: "Was it Vesuvius (...) that yawned at the corner of Third and Christian?"
Print and Picture Collection
Newspaper engraving of the riots which took place in Southwark on the night of July 7th., 1844. During the summer of '44, Philadelphia was plagued by a series of riots called the Nativist American Riots, also known as the Philadelphia Prayer Riots and the Bible Riots. The riots were the result of rising anti-catholic sentiment at the growing population of Irish Catholic immigrants.
A917.481 P536 v.1
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler