First Old Presbyterian Church, 1884

A few doors below Bainbridge formerly Shippen Street.

Seventh St. at Bainbridge St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Almost all the human figures in this scene appear to be African- American. One is a man selling vegetables(?) from his one-horse cart. At the corner is a three-storey building with the sign "Cheap John" over the open door. Next is the red brick church. It sits behind a high wrought iron fence which is damaged. The church appears to be closed, the first floor window's shutters closed as are the shutters of the side window on the second floor. Two headstones are visible in the small cemetery beside the church. The adjacent building sells lager beer. The Union Line trolley #3 is headed for the Navy Yard.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.137

 


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