Photo, Print, Drawing U.S. Mint, Philadelphia.
About this Item
- U.S. Mint, Philadelphia.
- This lithograph print shows the second building of the United States Mint, which needed more space for its rising production than was afforded by its first structure. The new Mint opened in 1833 and was designed by William Strickland (1788--1854) in the early Greek Revival style. It is a simple building with two stories and a basement. Its wide flight of stairs, portico, and Ionic columns appear both dignified and inviting. The print 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. Wild partnered with John B. Chevalier in 1837-38 to publish Wild's "Views of Philadelphia."
- Wild, J. C. (John Caspar), circa 1804-1846 Lithographer.
Created / Published
- Philadelphia : Lithography of Wild & Chevalier, 1838.
- - United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
- - 1838
- - Banks and banking
- - Cities and towns
- - Government buildings
- - Lithographs
- - Neoclassicism (Architecture)
- - Street scenes
- - United States Mint
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - "Digital catalog number: POS 764|Issued as plate 16 in Views of Philadelphia, and Its Vicinity (Philadelphia: Published by J.C. Wild & J.B. Chevalier, Lithographers, 72 Dock Street, 1838)."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
- - Original resource extent: 2 prints : lithograph ; 18 x 23 centimeters.
- - Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Philadelphia on Stone Biographical Dictionary, Library Company of Philadelphia, http://www.lcpdigital.org.|U.S. External Department of the Treasury, http://www.treasury.gov/about/history/exhibition/Pages/philadelphia.aspx.|John Caspar Wild, Philadelphia on Stone Biographical Dictionary, Library Company of Philadelphia, 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.
- 1 online resource.
- Philadelphia on Stone
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Chicago citation style:
Wild, J. C. , Circa Lithographer. U.S. Mint, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1838. Philadelphia: Lithography of Wild & Chevalier. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670220/.
APA citation style:
Wild, J. C. (1838) U.S. Mint, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1838. Philadelphia: Lithography of Wild & Chevalier. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670220/.
MLA citation style:
Wild, J. C. , Circa Lithographer. U.S. Mint, Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Lithography of Wild & Chevalier. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670220/>.