Northwest corner of Broad and Filbert Streets, 1879

Philadelphia, Pa.

The corner building facing Filbert Street carries a sign for "Donaldson."

The side of this building carries a sign for "Lager beer."To the left, still on Filbert Street are three 3 1/2 storey townhouses. To the right facing Broad Street are two barber 's poles and "Shaving" painted on the wall.

There is also a sign for "Cold beer Premium Lager." Next right is the Keystone Hotel with "To Let" on the wall.

There are numerous figures in the painting: Three couples, two men crossing the street, a solitary man and a newsboy with his papers.

Trolley tracks and a telegraph pole complete the picture.

 

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.027

 


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