Inside View of the New Theatre, Philadelphia

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Advanced
Inside View of the New Theatre, Philadelphia

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00128
Title: Inside View of the New Theatre, Philadelphia
Historic Street Address: 6th & Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Also known as the Chestnut Street Theater, the New Theater opened in 1794 and was soon considered the most elegant theatre in the country. It burnt down in 1820.

This view of the auditorium showes the seating arrangement, proscenium and stage complete with scenery and backdrop for a production.


Creation Year: ca. 1794
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949221
Geocode Longitude:-75.150799

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Lewis, J. (James) (Engraver) - Artist
Ralph, William - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler