Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 23

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Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 23

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01908
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 23
Historic Street Address: 9th & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc00155, top [image dimensions 18.5 cm x 23.5 cm]:

Engraving on wood depicting the evening procession passing under the arch on Chestnut Street flanked with crowds of onlookers. Buildings are festooned with flags, ribbons and bunting. Businesses identified are John Wanamaker and J. & J. Dobson. The curve of the arch bears the inscription: The Charter of Penn Abides While Centuries Pass On. The keystone displays the year 1882.

Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, November 4th., 1882.


Notes:

Item pdcc00156, bottom [image dimensions 13.0 cm x 18.0 cm]:

Illustration showing Japanese dignitaries being greeted on their arrival in Philadelphia by Mayor Alexander Henry and Council members. They arrived at the depot of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad at Broad Street and Washington Avenue on June 10th. 1860. The occasion marked one stop on a nationwide tour by the first Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States. It was during their stay in Philadelphia that the first recorded game of Japanese chess, called Shogi, was played in the United States.

Written in pencil bottom right is the date June 1860.

Source :http://www.nytimes.com/1860/06/12/news/japanese-philadelphia-where-they-went-what-they-saw-yesterday-report-tycoon-s.html?pagewanted=all


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949548
Geocode Longitude:-75.155560

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.3
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Rogers, E. (Edward), 1831 or 1832- - Artist