At the Red Lion Inn. [graphic]Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing a stage-coach outside the Red Lion Inn, Bucks County. People are attending to the harnessed horses while a dog runs towards them from behind the coach. A red lion decorates the tall free-standing signboard in front of the famous hostelry. In the distance is the stone arch bridge crossing Poquessing creek. Located on Kings Highway (now Bristol Pike), the Red Lion was an important relay station for New York stage coaches from as early as 1726. During the Revolutionary war General Washington stayed here for one night while the army bivouacked on the hillside during their march on Yorktown in 1781. The inn was destroyed by fire in 1991.
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Byron, Joseph, 1847-1923 - Photographer
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler