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Photo, Print, Drawing The Girard College, Philadelphia.

About this Item


  • The Girard College, Philadelphia.


  • This lithograph shows an exterior view of Girard College at Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, including Founder's Hall and the eastern and western outbuildings. The school buildings, designed by Philadelphia architect Thomas Ustick Walter in the Greek Revival style, were constructed in 1833--47. Girard College was established through a bequest from Stephen Girard, a Philadelphia financier and philanthropist, for the creation of a school for poor white male orphans. The illustration is by John Caspar Wild (circa 1804--46), a Swiss-born artist and lithographer, who arrived in Philadelphia from Paris in 1832. He produced paintings and prints of Philadelphia and other American cities, including Cincinnati, Saint Louis, and Davenport, Iowa. His works are important historical records of these cities before the era of large-scale industrialization and rapid urban growth.


  • Bowen, John T., circa 1801-1856? Printer.
  • Wild, J. C. (John Caspar), circa 1804-1846 Artist.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : J.T. Bowen, 1840.


  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1838
  • -  Carriages and carts
  • -  Girard College
  • -  Horse-drawn vehicles
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Neoclassicism (Architecture)
  • -  Orphans
  • -  Poor persons
  • -  Schools
  • -  Street scenes


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Issued as plate 5 in Views of Philadelphia, and its vicinity (Philadelphia: Published by J.C. Wild & J.B. Chevalier, Lithographers, 72 Dock Street, 1838) a series of Philadelphia views originally published as five numbers of four prints each in 1838, and later sold as a bound volume of twenty views. The lithographic stones for the views were acquired by John T. Bowen, who later reissued them with hand coloring. He copyrighted this view in 1840.|Digital catalog number: POS 304.2. Digital image shows fourth state of print."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph ; 15.5 x 19.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: The Library Company of Philadelphia.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.


  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Philadelphia on Stone

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670170

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Bowen, John T., Circa ? Printer, and J. C Wild. The Girard College, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1840. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Bowen, J. T. & Wild, J. C. (1840) The Girard College, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1840. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Bowen, John T., Circa ? Printer, and J. C Wild. The Girard College, Philadelphia. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.