South side of Chestnut Street from Carpenters Court to 4th Street, 1883

As it looked it 1809.

Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.

There are several brown wooden buildings in this scene. One appears to be a residence. Neest is a stable (?), a large barn (?) and another residence (?). In the barnyard behind the wooden fence is a large mount of an unknown substance. In the street a stagecoach comes into view. There are 15 figures in the scene: a young boy, an African-American carrying a bundle under each arm, four women, and nine men. The scene is reminiscent of a western fort.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.146 /evans/plc146.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000