Castner Scrapbook v.19, Disasters, Criminal Prisons 1, page 3

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.19, Disasters, Criminal Prisons 1, page 3

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03144
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.19, Disasters, Criminal Prisons 1, page 3
Historic Street Address: 1025 Chestnut Street
Historic Street Address: 22nd & Poplar Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top foldout:  Image of the Department for White Children of the House of Refuge, at 22nd & Poplar Streets, designed by John McArthur, Jr., and opened in 1850.  This detention center was its second location, built next to the House of Refuge's Department for Colored Children, opened the previous year.  They were intended as a new alternative to prison for juvenile offenders and vagrants, in theory providing rehabilitation rather than punishment. Lithograph by P. S. Duval & Sons, 36 x 17 cm, c. 1854.

Item 2, bottom left: This is a depiction of a combined pillory and whipping-post, early forms of public criminal punishments.  Illustration for an unidentified publication, 9 x 9 cm, undated.

Item 3, bottom:  Caption reads, "Burning of the Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia."  The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, located at 1025 Chestnut Street, was designed and built by John Dorsey, from 1805-06.  It was believed to be the first stand-alone public art museum in America.  It was destroyed by fire, as depicted in this engraving, in 1845.  It was rebuilt in 1846-47, but demolished in 1870.  Engraving for an unidentified publication, 16 x 13 cm, undated.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.158114
Geocode Latitude:39.950375

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.19
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler

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