Item No: pdcc00588
Print and Picture Collection
The buildings of Girard College dominate this bird's eye view of the city, which is seen in the distance. Eastern State Penitentiary is shown in the middle ground. Note the people standing on the roof of the college.
This colored engraving was published by Charles Magnus, a German born New York based printer and publisher working in the second half of the nineteenth century. He was a prolific publisher of a wide variety of products, including views of cities in the United States and Canada.
G. G. Lange, Darmstadt - Engraver
Magnus, Charles, 1826-1900 - Lithographer
Castner, Samuel, 1843-1929 - Compiler