Southeast corner of Twelfth and Locust Streets, 1883

Twelfth and Locust Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.

There is a mix of modest townhomes in this commercial district. The corner edifice is two storeys, made of wood. Coal, oil, segars and tobacco are sold here. There are boxes and barrels outside on the sidewalk. There is no awning on the frame which extends over the sidewalk on the Twelfth St. side of the building. Lager Beer is sold from a townhouse on Twelfth. The low yellow frame building is the "Palace Segar Store." Adjacent to the three townhomes on Locust St. at the next corner "Wine & Liquor" are sold. Trolley tracks are visible on Twelfth Street. There are numerous adult and child figures in the scene, five of whom are African-American.

Location: Library Company Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.120

 


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