Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 24

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Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 24

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01771
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 24
Additional Title: Hall of the Academy of Natural Sciences and one other
Historic Street Address: 12th & Sansom Streets, Southeast corner
Historic Street Address: 5th & Race Streets, Northwest corner
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item 1, top: Hall of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, southeast corner of Twelfth Street and George (now Sansom) Street. The engraving shows the domed building in its street setting. People can be seen both walking and standing stationary in small groups. In the center of the image, three men and two horses and a dog are grouped beside a fire station. On the lower left corner sits a gas street lamp, and a covered wagon disappearing out of view. On the lower right two gentlemen are in conversation. 5.9 x 11.8 cm.


Notes:

Item 2, bottom: View of the North American College of Health in its street setting. Located on the northwest corner of Fifth and Race Streets, the business was established in 1837 by William Wright to promote his patent medicines. It became the first manufacturing site for Wright's Indian Vegetable Pills. Wood engraving published in an unidentified newspaper. 13.8 x 11.9 cm.


Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.954417
Geocode Longitude:-75.148075

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Burton, Charles, active 1823-1839 - Artist
Fenner, Sears & Co. - Engraver