Reception of General Grant at Philadelphia

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Reception of General Grant at Philadelphia

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00139
Title: Reception of General Grant at Philadelphia
Additional Title: Dinner Given the Distinguished Guest by Mr. George W. Childs at his Residence
Historic Street Address: 22nd & Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

An engraving on wood showing people seated around a well-laid dining table being watched over by servants. The dining room is grandly furnished and decorated. A large chandelier hangs from a richly molded ceiling.  The guests are seated around a long dining table decorated with a low hanging tablecloth. Silverware, a candelabra and a decorated wine cooler adorn the table. The occasion was a reception of General Grant in Philadelphia given by Mr. George W. Childs. The General is shown in the foreground with his back to the viewer.

Caption reads: Pennsylvania. - Reception of General Grant at Philadelphia - Dinner given the distinguished guest by Mr. George W. Childs at his residence. - From a sketch by A. Berghaus,- see page 291.

Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, December 27, 1879.


Creation Year: 1879
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.950872
Geocode Longitude:-75.177555

Creator Name: Berghaus, Albert, active 1869-1880 - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler