Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 54Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Item No: pdcc01841
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.2, Theatres, page 54Historic Street Address: 6th & Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00128, top [image dimensions 19.8 cm x 16.8 cm]:
Also known as the Chestnut Street Theater, the New Theater opened in 1794 and was soon considered the most elegant theatre in the country. It burnt down in 1820.
This view of the auditorium showes the seating arrangement, proscenium and stage complete with scenery and backdrop for a production.
Building demolished: YES 1820
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Lewis, J. (James) (Engraver) - Artist
Ralph, William - Engraver