As it looked in 1851.
Chestnut and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.
This watercolor is in gray and white tones only. It features the five-storey building housing "P. T. Barnum's Museum" and "C. D. Walker Pianos." The United States flag flies from the building. Two posters advertise Barnum's "Living Skeleton," the fat lady, and a seal. At sidewalk level, two sandwich boards also advertise the museum. There is an attractive 2 1/2-storey townhouse to the left of the museum with a walled yard between them. There are about 20 adults on the sidewalk.
Copied from copy in Bement Collection, by J. M. K. 1896.
Compare with P.2298.001 (Barnum's Musuem)
Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.8933.4