Hall of the Academy of Natural Sciences

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Hall of the Academy of Natural Sciences

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00068
Title: Hall of the Academy of Natural Sciences
Additional Title: Philadelphia
Historic Street Address: 12th & Sansom Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

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The engraving shows the domed building in a street setting. People can be seen both walking and stationary in small groups. In the center of the image three men and two horses and a dog are grouped beside a fire station. On the lower left corner sits a gas street lamp, and a covered wagon is disappearing out of view. On the lower right two gentlemen are in conversation.


The engraving was published in London by Simpkin & Marshall & I. T. Hinton.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.160364
Geocode Latitude:39.949639

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Burton, Charles, active 1823-1839 - Artist
Fenner, Sears & Co. - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler