Item No: pdcc01811
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 24
Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00110, middle [image dimensions 7.2 cm x 21.5 cm]:
Newspaper reproduction from Rae's Philadelphia Pictorial Directory and Panoramic Advertiser. Published in 1851 by Julio H. Rae, the commercial panorama depicted buildings on both sides of Chestnut Street between Second and Tenth Streets in sixteen lithographed plates.
This section includes a sketch of the first Chestnut Street Theatre. Other businesses and buildings named are : Schenks Pulmonk Syrup; Bolivar House; N.Y. Journal of Fine Arts Agency; D. Robinson Bookseller and Stationer; Dr. Jayne's Philadelphia Arcade; Dr. Davidson's Arcade Baths.
Item pdcc00111, bottom [image dimensions 7.4 cm x 21.7 cm]:
Newspaper reproduction of Rae's Philadelphia Pictorial Directory and Panoramic Advertiser.
Other business identified are, from left, J Searle (Looking Glasses), W. H. Carryl (Curtain Store), Joseph M. Wilson (Booksellers and Stationers), and Mustin Trimming Store.
The middle of the panorama shows the location of Welch's National Theatre. It took its name from the National Theatre, the building which it had leased for twelve years.
A917.481 P536 v.2
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Rae, Julio H. - Lithographer