Northeast corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets, Now (1889) Girard Insurance Co. 1879

 

The corner building, white with blue trim has blue and white striped awnings on the ground floor windows and doorways. Advertising on both sides of the building are: "American District Telegraph;" District and General Telegraph Office;" "Cooks World Ticket Office;" "Excursion Tickets;" "Penna. Railroad & Bound Brook Route to New York & The East, Depot 3rd & Berks;" Philada. Wilmington & Baltimore R.R., The Only Line to Baltimore & Washington; Through Tickets to all Principal Points South & West."Thomas Cook & Son, Tourist Excursions, London & New York." "Messinger, Police and Fire Service, Day or Night." "Notes and Parcels Delivered promptly to all partsof the city." "Atlantic Pacific Telegraph Co."

The adjacent building is marked: "MINT, The Segar Store Sample," and "Key West." Its green window shutters are closed. Both buildings have some open windows. The five trees ling the curb have early leaves on them. There is a telegraph pole with numerous wire connected to the corner building. There is also a drinking trough(?) curbside. Trolley tracks are in evidence. There are 11 human figures in the painting.

Drawn for Ferdinand J. Dreer, 1851.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.006

 


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