Merchants Hotel, 1840

North Fourth Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

View of a very busy street scene. The five-storey, white Merchants Hotel to the right features a second-floor porch, whereon five adults are standing. An open yellow carriage and pair with several passengers are in front of the hotel. Near the hotel a man carries a trunk on his back. Next to the hotel, on the left in #32, "J. W. Gibbs & Co." conducts an unknown business. In #30, "Hogan & Thompson" sell "Books and stationary(sic)." In #28 is"Trotters," a dry goods business. "H. Duhring" conducts his business out of #22. Almost all of the buildings have awnings at sidewalk level. There are several horses and men hauling items manually or in a wagon. One man pushes a wheelbarrow. There is also a dog in the scene.


Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
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updated by BMC July 18, 2000