Concert Hall and Theatre, 1879

Chestnut Street at Twelfth (north side), Philadelphia, Pa.

On the left side are buildings housing the businesses of "J. W. Haseltine" and "Mrs. Wood & Co. Dress Making Parlor." The next building sports two posters for the Academy of Fine Arts. The sidewalk awning advertises "Anders Concert Hall" and "Furniture Store." "Buy Furniture Here" is on a sign hanging from the awning. There is also a sign well above the entrance announcing, "This property for sale. Lot 60 x 180 to Clover St." Next is the Chestnut Theater advertising "Fatinitza."

There are 13 figures in the painting, male and female. Trolley tracks are installed in the street. Awnings protect most of the sidewalk. Some windows are open in the buildings.

Drawn for Ferdinand J. Dreer, 1851.

 

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.005

 


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