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The Item and The Call, North 7th Street

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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
Media Type: Albumen Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "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.
Notes: 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.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1889
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.951887
Geocode Longitude:-75.151800