Omnibuses outside the Merchants Exchange Building.

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Omnibuses outside the Merchants Exchange Building.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01024
Title: Omnibuses outside the Merchants Exchange Building.
Additional Title: Exchange, Dock and Walnut Streets, Starting Point of Omnibuses, in 1856.
Historic Street Address: Dock & Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Halftone reproduction of print depicting a characteristic scene of old omnibus days. The scene is the Merchants' Exchange, on Dock Street - then the terminus of all the bus lines in the city - as it appeared in 1856, or less than two years before the advent of the street car. From 1850 omnibus lines started from the Merchants' Exchange to all parts of the city, including West Philadelphia.

Clipping from an unidentified newspaper.


Creation Year: ca. 1859
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.946978
Geocode Longitude:-75.145332

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.10
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler