Item No: pdcc01909
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 24
Historic Street Address:
9th & Market Streets
Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00158, bottom left [image dimensions 11.0 cm x 10.5 cm]:
A gentleman in a top hat is eating an oyster with gusto standing in front of the oyster sellers cart. Displayed on the side of the cart are the words Oyster Bay and Cape May Salts.
Illustration from A Century After, Edward Strahan, ed. Phila.: Allan, Lane, Scott & Lauderbach 1875.
Item pdcc00159, top [image dimensions 20.0 cm x 23.5 cm]:
Engraving on wood depicting a procession celebrating the Bi-Centennial. Shows historical tableaux and a military band being watched by a huge crowd filling the sidewalks on the 900 block of Chestnut Street. The building on the right is the new Post Office. Built between 1873 and 1884, it was designed by John McArthur Jr. and Alfred B. Mullett. Other buildings identified are those of Penn Mutual and Philadelphia Record. The Record building was designed by Willis G. Hale and was notable for its unusual facade and for the iron tower, which topped-out 137 feet above the ground.
Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. November 4, 1882.
Caption: Pennsylvania. - The Bi-Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, October 22nd-27th - The Grand Trades Procession Passing the Post Office on Chestnut Street, October 25th.
A917.481 P536 v.3
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Shinn, Earl - Author
McArthur, John, 1823-1890 - Architect
Mullett, A. B. (Alfred Bult), 1834-1890 - Architect
Hale, Willis Gaylord, 1848-1907 - Architect