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Front and Market Streets

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Item No: pdcl00031
Title: Front and Market Streets
Additional Title: Front and Market Streets, 1881
Historic Street Address: Front and Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "This intersection was the end of the line for horsecars and trolleys because the grade from here to the waterfront was too steep for the horses. In the foreground is a carter's dray and, at the extreme right, an omnibus."--OPEP, p. 32.
Notes: The intersection, with horse-drawn carts, carriages and wagon on street. People on sidewalks, street and trolleys. Sign on trolleys: "Union Line, 166, Columbia Ave" and "Centennial buildings Haddington". Commercial buildings line the street, including, from the right: "Tobacco & cigars, Leaf tobacco" ; "...S. Douch... dealer of wines & liquor" ; "Wines & brandies, Laser beer" ; "Boots & Shoes" ; "H. & G. Wallens Hardware" ; "Janny & Andrews" ; "G..tes Brothers".
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1881
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9497
Geocode Longitude:-75.1421