Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 24

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 24

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02372
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 24
Historic Street Address: 7th & Arch Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00697, bottom left [image dimensions 10.1 cm x 10.1 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of photograph showing the First United States Mint taken long after the Mint abandoned the facility. "Ye Old Mint" began operations here in 1792 with the production of 11,178 copper cents. Mint Director David Rittenhouse oversaw this first pressing, which represented the first spendable hard currency in America. In 1833 in order to keep pace with the demand for coinage a new Mint was built on the corner of Chestnut and Juniper Streets. Photograph shows the old building just before it was demolished in 1908. Signage indicates the presence of Chamber's Umbrella Factory and a pipe and tobacco merchant. In front of the store is a partial view of an early automobile.

Building demolished: YES ca. 1908

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.152121
Geocode Latitude:39.952681

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.8
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796