Item Info

Item No: pdcc00588
Title: Philadelphia.
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The buildings of Girard College dominate this bird's eye view of the city, which is seen in the distance. Eastern State Penitentiary is shown in the middle ground. Note the people standing on the roof of the college.

This colored engraving was published by Charles Magnus, a German born New York based printer and publisher working in the second half of the nineteenth century. He was a prolific publisher of a wide variety of products, including views of cities in the United States and Canada.

Creation Year: ca. 1850
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.7
Creator Name: G. G. Lange, Darmstadt - Engraver
Magnus, Charles, 1826-1900 - Lithographer
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler