Item No: pdcc02019
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 39
Historic Street Address:
Front and Christian Streets
Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcl00010, top [image dimensions 21.1 cm x 16 cm]:
"Half-houses such as this were frequent in the old city and were built as both space and money savers. According to the sign, this house was the residence of a painter of houses, ships and signs. The symbol of his trade in the form of a birdcage can be seen over the doorway. Beyond the house, at the left rear, is Sparks' shot tower, still standing today."--OPEP, p. 5.
The street, with half-house. People at window, on staircase, and standing and sitting on steps of house next door, facing the photographer. On the left, a white fence and view of the Sparks's shot tower. A wheelbarrow next to a street lamp on sidewalk.
Building demolished: YES
Item pdcl00010: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
A917.481 P536 v.4
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Moran, John, 1831-1903 - Photographer