Item No: pdcc00066
Title: Academy of Music
Additional Title: Interior
Historic Street Address:
Broad & Locust Streets
Print and Picture Collection
The illustration shows the auditorium of the academy of Music as seen from the second tier seating. The opulent interior is enriched by a large crystal chandelier measuring sixteen feet in diameter and weighing five thousand pounds. The balconies, supported by corinthian columns, are recessed upwards in a tiered fashion and decorated with elaborate carvings.
In the foreground members of the audience are shown in some detail, particularly in their styles of dress and hair, and costume accessories. They are watching what appears to be an opera on the stage, the orchestra clearly visible in the pit.
Illustration from A Century After, Edward Strahan, ed. Phila.: Allan, Lane, Scott & Lauderbach 1875.
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler