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Leary's Bookstore

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Item No: pdcc01061
Title: Leary's Bookstore
Historic Street Address: 138 North 2nd Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Depicts a scene outside a bookstore and a tavern on North Second Street, above Market. Two men lounge in the doorway of Leary & Getz's store while another sits smoking a cigar outside the adjacent Camel Tavern. A display of books are arranged on a table outside the storefront. New arrivals are being unloaded from a cart and a man kneels before a box of books on the sidewalk looking through the new shipment. Another reader, book in hand, sits on a fire hydrant; a well-dressed couple approaches the bookstore from the alley. Signage includes a board reading "Leary's cheap book store", and a model of a book protruding over the sidewalk from the store's second floor announces "Blank Books".  In front of the tavern is a tall freestanding sign decorated with an image of a camel.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.952945
Geocode Longitude:-75.143092

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler