Item No: pdcc01405
Title: [Philadelphia Musical Academy] [Graphic]
Historic Street Address:
1617 Spruce Street
Print and Picture Collection
Advertisement for the Philadelphia Musical Academy showing the institution's converted four-story townhouse at 1617 Spruce Street. Features a paper curl effect on the lower edge; inset illustration of a young lady playing a grand piano; still life arrangement with a mandolin, a violin and two horns. Also shows pedestrian and street traffic, including a man greeting two ladies on the sidewalk, another lady at the academy's entrance, and a party of four riding in a barouche.
The Philadelphia Musical Academy, founded in 1870, was Pennsylvania's oldest music school and one of the oldest in America. Following a merger with the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music (1962) and the acquisition of Philadelphia Dance Academy (1976), it changed its name to the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts.
Faust, F. - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler