JCB Archive of Early American Images
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*D800 B617 / 1-SIZE (copy 2)
Second Street North from Market St: wth. Christ Church. Philadelphia.
William Birch & son
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Drawn & Engraved by
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Published by R. Campbell & Co. No: 30 Chesnut Street
engraving, hand coloring
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View of a street with church steeple. At left a market is in operation. A man on horseback, horse-drawn carts and carriages, and dogs go down the street. Includes dwellings.
Birch, William & Son
The city of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania North America: as it appeared in the Year 1800 consisting of twenty eight plates
Source place of publication:
Published by W. Birch, Springland Cot, near Neshaminy Bridge on the Bristol Road
Christ Church was built between 1727 and 1744. The steeple was completed in 1754 and rebuilt after a 1908 fire. On the left of the print is the Town Hall or Courthouse, built 1707 to 1710 and demolished in 1837. Its first floor was the city's first permanent market.
Teitelman, S. R. Birch's Views of Philadelphia, plate 15; Snyder, M.P. "William Birch," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 73, p. 271-315
Acquired in 1965.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
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Philadelphia (Pa.)--Pictorial works