Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 20

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 20

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02748
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.12, Streets 1, page 20
Historic Street Address: 3rd & Chestnut Streets
Historic Street Address: 3rd & Dock Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc01253, top left [image dimensions 12.5 cm x 9.8 cm]:

Depicts a gnarled tree standing alone in front of a wooden fence. The illustration was published in Rills from the Fountain of Life: Or, Sermons to Children, by Richard Newton. Evangelical Book Society, 1856.


Item pdcc01266, bottom right [image dimensions 9.0 cm x 8.0 cm]:

Shows a street scene in a commercial neighborhood. The Classical columns of the First Bank of the United States are visible on the left. Horse drawn carriages make their way down the cobblestoned street. Completed in 1797, the bank was designed by Samuel Blodgett and is believed to be one of the first examples of Classical monumental design in the country.

Unmounted half stereoview.


Item pdcc01267, top right [image dimensions 8.0 cm x 7.5 cm]:

Shows a highly commercialized streetscape along 3rd Street below Chestnut. During the first half of the Nineteenth Century, the vicinity of Third and Chestnut was the business center of Philadelphia, and most of the newspaper offices were located here. On the extreme right is a partial view of the first Public Ledger Building.  Signage on adjacent buildings indicates the offices of the Evening Telegraph and Sunday Transcript. The Evening Bulletin Building is shown just before the Classicial edifice of the First Bank of the United States. Also shows in the left foreground, a partial view of the offices of the United States Telegraph Co.

Unmounted half stereoview.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.145940
Geocode Latitude:39.947267

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.12
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler