Item Info

Item No: pdcc00220
Title: "Bel-Air" on the Neck
Additional Title: The home of Lawrence Seckel. Here the Seckel pear originated.
Creation Date: 11/21/1881
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Depiction of the house and garden of Lawrence Seckel in the lower part of South Philadelphia known as the "Neck". The original Seckel pear tree grew on the property owned by Seckel, a prominent wine merchant who introduced the pear commercially.

The house, which was Seckel's country seat, was later owned by Stephen Girard.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Diens, D. - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler