Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 36

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 36

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02210
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 36
Historic Street Address: 13th & Market Streets
Historic Street Address: 2nd & Market Street
Historic Street Address: 524 Market Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00513, top [image dimensions 16.0 cm x 23.0 cm]:

Depicts evangelists Dwight Moody and Ira Sankey before a large audience inside John Wanamaker's Grand Depot at 13th & Market Streets. A large banner bearing a biblical quotation hangs on the wall behind the preachers. In 1876 John Wanamaker purchased the abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad Station for his Grand Depot. Prior to its opening as a retail business the same year, Wanamaker allowed the evangelists use of the building as a meeting place.

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Item pdcc00514, bottom left [image dimensions 13.3 cm x 7.8 cm]:

Trade card for George Zorn & Co., importers and manufacturers of matches, pipes and smokers' articles. Depicts the facade of their building at 524 Market Street. On the sidewalk, two display cases flank the entranceway to the store. Above the entranceway hang two projecting ornamental shop signs suspended from wrought iron brackets, one above the other. The lower sign includes a large pipe and signboard advertising the business and its wares. Above the cornice the facade is adorned with a painted signboard depicting the company's trade mark; two pipes with their stems crossed.

Building demolished: YES


Item pdcc00515, bottom right [image dimensions 11.3 cm x 14.5 cm]:

Depiction of the Country Market-Place and market sheds which stood at 2nd & Market Street in the colonial era. Shows people strolling and a man on horseback. A covered wagon makes its way slowly along the cobbled street towards Third.

Building demolished: YES

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.144168
Geocode Latitude:39.949998

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.6
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Davis, Theodore R.