Item No: pdcc02136
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 59
Historic Street Address:
61st & Vine Streets
Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00407, top [image dimensions 15.9 cm x 20.5 cm]:
Photograph shows a woman standing on the porch of a log house washing clothes in a wooden washtub. On one side of her is a bucket and a water pump, and on the other side various kitchen utensils and a large scythe are arranged on the wall of the house. A broom rests at an angle against a metal bowl. A wood trellis covered in vines provides some shade and privacy.
Building demolished: YES
Item pdcc00409, bottom [image dimensions 12.0 cm x 19.5 cm]:
Reproduction of original watercolor painting depicting the facade of the Randolph Mansion, a.k.a.Laurel Hill Mansion. The house was built about 1767 by Rebecca Rawle, a wealthy widow. The single-story addition was built about 1800, followed by the construction of the octagonal wing after 1837. The eminent physician Philip Syng Physick bought Laurel Hill in 1828 and passed it down to his daughter Sarah Randolph. It was sold to the Fairmount Park Commission in 1869.
A917.481 P536 v.5
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Shoemaker, Rebecca Warner Rawle, 1730-1819
Physick, Philip Syng, 1768-1837