Representation of the Gas Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Representation of the Gas Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00518
Title: Representation of the Gas Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Historic Street Address: 22nd & Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Depiction of gas works at 22nd & Market Streets showing a variety of horse-drawn vehicles and horse-back riders galloping in the foreground. The gas works began operation in 1836 and within a year gaslighting was becoming a familiar presence on the city's streets.


Creation Year: 1853
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.954008
Geocode Longitude:-75.176655

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.6
Creator Name: Devereux, Nicholson B., approximately 1813- - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler