South side of Chestnut Street from 3rd Street to Husdons Alley, 1883

As it looked in 1809.

Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Unique. This is a row of unidentified red brick buildings. The one at the corner and the next two appear to have show windows for businesses. Next are five identical 3 1/2 story townhouses. At the left margin is a covered wagon. To the right is a passenger carriage with folded hood. There are 12 pedestrians, male and female, and an African-American man wearing an apron pushing a wheelbarrow with a crate or wooden box on it. The buildings in the scene are identified by number under the bottom margin as: 96, 98, 100, 102, 104, 106, 108 and 110.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.147 /evans/plc147.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000