Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 89

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 89

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02259
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.6, Market Street, page 89
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00560, top [image dimensions 7.5 cm x 7.0 cm]:

Shows a man, Frederick Coombs, embracing a statue of William Penn holding the Charter of Pennsylvania. The inscription on the base of the statue reads: "Presented by John Penn A.D. 1804."  Coombs , who is dressed as William Penn, was a photographer and popular scientist.


Item pdcc00561, bottom [image dimensions 14.0 cm x 10.2 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of photograph showing a close-up view of the William Penn statue which sits atop Philadelphia's City Hall. Designed by Alexander Milne Calder, the bronze sculpture is 37 feet high, and weighs 52,400 Ibs.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.6
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Coombs, Frederick
Penn, William, 1644-1718
Calder, Alexander Milne, 1846-1923 - Artist