Top of page

Photo, Print, Drawing Philadelphia Exchange.

About this Item


  • Philadelphia Exchange.


  • This lithograph shows the view looking northeast from the intersection of Dock, Third, and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia to the Merchants' Exchange. Built between 1832 and 1833 to the designs of William Strickland (1788--1854), the exchange functioned as a commercial and financial hub and post office and was the first large central building in Philadelphia for the conduct of business. Men are seen walking, carriages are in the streets, and a horse-drawn omnibus has arrived at the front of the building. Fashionably dressed women stand on the corner across from the exchange. The print also shows the Girard National Bank (formerly the First Bank of the United States) in the background. The print is by George Lehman (circa 1800--1870) 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.


  • Lehman, George, circa 1800-1870 Artist.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : Lehman & Duval, 1835.


  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1835
  • -  Carriages and carts
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Girard National Bank of Philadelphia
  • -  Horse-drawn vehicles
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Merchants
  • -  Merchants' Exchange (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • -  Merchants' exchanges
  • -  Street scenes


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 579"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph mounted on paper ; 20 x 29 centimeters.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: George Lehman, Philadelphia on Stone Biographical Dictionary, Library Company of Philadelphia,|Philadelphia External on Stone Biographical Dictionary of Lithographers, 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.


  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Philadelphia on Stone

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670211

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse. Researchers are encouraged to review the source information attached to each item. For information on contacting WDL partner organizations, see this archived list of partners

The Library asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here.

Credit Line: [Original Source citation], World Digital Library

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For additional information and contact information for many of the partner organizations, see this archived capture of the World Digital Library site from 2021.

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Lehman, George, Circa Artist. Philadelphia Exchange. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1835. Philadelphia: Lehman & Duval. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Lehman, G. (1835) Philadelphia Exchange. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1835. Philadelphia: Lehman & Duval. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Lehman, George, Circa Artist. Philadelphia Exchange. Philadelphia: Lehman & Duval. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.