Broad Street above Arch Street, west side, Nov. 1878

Philadelphia, Pa.

First Babtist (sic) Church. The words "Academy of Fine Arts" are written to the far right of lower margin below a partial view of that building.

A partial view of the church is to the left. Dominating the scene is "W. C. Coup's Eques. Curriculum" in a one-storey building. A sign affixed to the building over the entrance advertises "The Wonderful Bronchos(sic)." At street level pasted across the width of the building are yellow signs advertising "W. C. Coups, Newest Show on Earth." The posters depict a clown, the circus ring, a giraffe, and a lion. There is a newsboy, a couple, and four men on the sidewalk. There is also a solitary woman. A carriage with driver and two horses stands in front of the building. To the far right is a limited view of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.


Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.028 /evans/lcp028.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000