Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 2

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Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 2

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Item No: pdcc01621
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 2
Additional Title: Philadelphia Gas Works, plus one other location
Historic Street Address: 12th & Reed Streets, Northeast corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item 1, top: Illustration of the armory of the Third Regiment National Guard of Pennsylvania, located on the northeast corner of 12th and Reed Streets in South Philadelphia. Billhead with handwritten date October 30th. 1886. Image size: 20.2 x 9.0cm

Item 2, middle: Engraving on wood of the Philadelphia Gas Works complex. Shows three retort houses in which the gas is manuafctured. In the left foreground a man and a woman picnic in a secluded spot, and another couple on horseback gallop on the unpaved road beyond. A horse and wagon makes its way in the opposite direction. Image size: 21.5 x 15.0cm

Item 3, bottom: Another engraving, printed on tinted paper, of the Philadelphia gas works complex. The retort houses and the telescopic gasholder are identified along with their dimensions. The Engineer, or Superintendant of the works is also identified as J. C. Cresson. Image size: 21.5 x 7.0cm


Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.920273
Geocode Longitude:-75.200862

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.15
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Devereux, Nicholson B., approximately 1813- - Artist

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