Item No: pdcc01983
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 2
Historic Street Address:
239 Arch Street
Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00221, bottom right [image dimensions 14.0 cm x 11.0 cm]:
Item pdcc00222, top [image dimensions 11.0 cm x 5.5 cm]:
The photograph was taken at a time when the area on Arch Street was in decline and the house looked time-worn. The house was built about 1740 and Betsy and her husband John Ross rented there between the years 1773 and 1786. After they moved, other businesses occupied the property until it was recognised as a national shrine and renovations were undertaken at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Item pdcc00223, bottom left [image dimensions 17.5 cm x 11.5 cm]:
Halftone reproduction of original photograph taken at a time when the area along Arch Street was in decline.
Inscription below title reads: The flag was adopted by Congress June 14, 1777.
A917.481 P536 v.4
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
R. Newell & Son - Photographer
Ross, Betsy, 1752-1836
Ross, John, -1776
Levytype Co. - Photographer