Rodin Museum

Item Info

Item No: pdcal00076
Title: Rodin Museum
Additional Title: Philadelphia 1930s
Historic Street Address: 22nd & Benjamin Franklin Parkwaqy
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a ca. 1935 image, taken by amateur Philadelphia photographer Claude Alexander, showing the street view of the Rodin Museum (opened in 1929), on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.  Rodin's famous statue, "The Thinker," is situated prominently in the courtyard in front of a grand portico entrance to the museum's formal garden.  Other statuary are seen in the arches.   

Creation Year: ca. 1935
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.175164
Geocode Latitude:39.960967

Creator Name: Claude Alexander - Photographer
Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber - Architect