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Photo, Print, Drawing Philadelphia Arcade. Joseph L. Moore, Dealer in Fancy & Staple Dry Goods. Philadelphia Arcade. Joseph L. Moore, dealer in fancy & staple dry goods, corner of Pine & Water Streets New-York

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Title

  • Philadelphia Arcade. Joseph L. Moore, Dealer in Fancy & Staple Dry Goods.

Other Title

  • Philadelphia Arcade. Joseph L. Moore, dealer in fancy & staple dry goods, corner of Pine & Water Streets New-York

Summary

  • This lithograph by George Lehman (circa 1800--70) shows the south front of the Philadelphia Arcade, which was designed by John Haviland and erected in 1826-27 on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets. Joseph L. Moore was a dealer in fancy and dry goods in New York, and this advertisement is for his Philadelphia branch, with a separate section for selling wholesale. The legend says that the store "is constantly receiving from New-York auctions every description of goods in his line which will be sold at very reduced prices.... Country Merchants are respectfully invited to call and examine before making their purchases." Philadelphia in the 1830s had been called "the Athens of America" because of its Greek Revival architecture. The seat of the federal government had moved to Washington and New York City was becoming the country's financial capital, but Philadelphia remained America's cultural center as well as home to many wealthy citizens. George Lehman (circa 1800--70) was a Swiss-born landscape artist, engraver, and lithographer, who in 1824 immigrated to the United States with his family, several of whom were also stonecutters.

Names

  • Lehman, George, circa 1800-1870 Artist.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : Childs & Inman Lithographers, 1833.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1833
  • -  Advertising
  • -  Arcade Building (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • -  Arcades
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Dry goods stores
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Merchants
  • -  Storefronts
  • -  Stores and shops
  • -  Street scenes

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 572"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph mounted on paper ; 18 x 27 centimeters.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: E.L. Carey and A. Hart, Philadelphia in 1830-1: or, A Brief Account of the Various Institutions in this Metropolis. Forming a Complete Guide for Strangers and a Useful Compendium for the Inhabitants (Philadelphia: James Kay, 1830).|George Lehman, Philadelphia on Stone Biographical Dictionary, Library Company of Philadelphia, http://www.lcpdigital.org.|Philadelphia External on Stone Biographical Dictionary of Lithographers, http://www.librarycompany.org/pos/posdictionary.htm. External
  • -  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.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Philadelphia on Stone

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670207

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Lehman, George, Circa Artist. Philadelphia Arcade. Joseph L. Moore, Dealer in Fancy & Staple Dry Goods. United States of America Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1833. Philadelphia: Childs & Inman Lithographers. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670207/.

APA citation style:

Lehman, G. (1833) Philadelphia Arcade. Joseph L. Moore, Dealer in Fancy & Staple Dry Goods. United States of America Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1833. Philadelphia: Childs & Inman Lithographers. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670207/.

MLA citation style:

Lehman, George, Circa Artist. Philadelphia Arcade. Joseph L. Moore, Dealer in Fancy & Staple Dry Goods. Philadelphia: Childs & Inman Lithographers. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670207/>.