South side of Callowhill St. above Thirteenth, 1881

Callowhill St. at 13th St., Philadelphia, Pa.

The scene features a row of 12 2 1/2 storey attached buildings, each housing a business. Beginning at the left on the corner, facing Callow- hill St. is Magees Hotel which sells ale. Next is an empty storefront holding posters for "Barnum's Great Show." The next sign reads "Berks and Montgomery Co."This is followed by Pottsville House which serves beer. C. Theis sells lager beer in the adjacent establishment. Mr. Bradly sells oysters in the store to the right and has a four-level display rack out front on the sidewalk. He is followed by Sieholts Philadelphia House; then Berks Co. House; a Dining Saloon which serves oysters; another Dining Saloon; Parker House; and finally, Depot Fluer's Best Brewing.Several establishments have barrels piled high curbside in front. A trolley originating from the Baltimore Deport travels on 13th St. A second trolley travels on Callowhill St. There are numerous adult figures in the scene. There are also two telegraph poles. Three hitching posts are in view. A carriage is hitched to one of them.

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