Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 82

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 82

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02159
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 82
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00417, top [image dimensions 18.0 cm x 24.0 cm]:

Rural scene showing the house in which the artist Benjamin West was born in 1738.  Three trees tower above the house and in a foreground hollow three men stand near two horses harnessed to a covered wagon. The central panel is enclosed with a decorative border, and flanked on both sides by vignettes showing the tools and products of an artist's studio. On the left is shown an easel with an unfinished painting. A brush and palette lie on the floor. On the right a bust mounted on a pedestal is shown surrounded by drapery and a half-opened artist's portfolio.


Item pdcc00418, bottom [image dimensions 8.1 cm x 13.4 cm]:

Shows the facade of  the historic tavern in Merion, Pa.  Established in 1704 as the Wayside Inn, the hostelry underwent several name changes including the William Penn Inn and Streepers Tavern, before being given its present name in honor of Anthony Wayne a United States General and statesman. 

In the photograph two men are sitting on the lower half of the two-tiered balcony, and another stands nearby.


Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Devereux, Nicholson B., approximately 1813- - Artist
Major - Engraver
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796