Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 53

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 53

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02401
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.8, Financial, page 53
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00730, top [image dimensions 13.4 cm x 9.6 cm]:

Reproduction of a print depicting a variety of stores on the north side of Chestnut Street, from Third,  The building without signs is where the Bank of North America began operations in January, 1782.  Founded by Robert Morris, the bank was the first national bank in the United States.

Also shows signage indicating the following businesses: American Fire Insurance Co.; Timothy Abbott & Co., curriers; John Peterson, tanner and currier; Russell's Hat Store; P. J. Decker, lottery.


Item pdcc00731, bottom [image dimensions 13.4 cm x 9.5 cm]:

Shows a scale used for weighing gold and silver by the Bank of North America, the nation's first banking house. Founded by Robert Morris in 1781, the bank began operations from a store on the 300 block of Chestnut Street, owned by Tench Francis, a merchant who became the bank's first officer.  The counting room was restored and put on display in the Atwater Kent Museum, where this picture was taken.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.8
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Francis, Tench, 1730-1800