Item No: pdcl00076
Title: The Item and The Call, North 7th Street
Additional Title: Newspapers and magazines, the Philadelphia Item
Historic Street Address:
24-26 North Seventh Street
Print and Picture Collection
"The Item and The Call were among the earliest newspapers of Philadelphia, the former boasting on its delivery wagons a circulation of 100,000 a day. 7th Street seems to have been a center of news printing. The Star was also published here, and a type foundry was adjacent to The Item."--OPEP, p. 80.
The buildings. Down a side street the signs for The Collins & M'Leest [?] Type Foundry, Collins Printing House and F.L. Hoover & Son, Carpenters & Builders can be seen. In the foreground are two wagons for The Item pulled by horses and a sign for a hotel and brewing company.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.