Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 64

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Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 64

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02258
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 64
Historic Street Address: Sixth and Market Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcl00074, top [image dimensions 20.1 cm x 25.1 cm]:

"The character but not the density of the traffic at this intersection has changed in the many decades since this photograph was made. On the right is John Wanamaker's first store at the corner of 6th Street. This store was opened in 1861, but continued to carry his name after he opened what became America's first department store at Market and 13th Streets. Tower Hall is also visible, center."--OPEP, p. 79.

The intersection; horse-drawn carts and wagons, streetcars and tracks, and people in the street. Stores line the street, decorated with advertising, including: "Tower Hall" ; "Garitee & Son" ;"American Clothing Co." ; "Williamson & Cassedy" ; "Oakhall" ; "Wanamaker and Brown."


Bibliography:

Item pdcl00074: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.



Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.951161
Geocode Longitude:-75.150292

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