Photo, Print, Drawing United States Bank, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

About this Item

Title

  • United States Bank, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Summary

  • This lithograph shows the United States Bank, also called the Second Bank of the United States (because it was the second federally authorized national bank), on the 400 block of the south side of Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Its functions included regulation of the currency and handling fiscal transactions for the U.S. government. The bank was constructed in 1818-24 to designs by Philadelphia architect William Strickland (1787--1854) and was one of the first Greek Revival buildings in the country, apparently modeled on the Parthenon in Athens. The building served as the Bank of the United States until 1836, when the bank's charter was not renewed, and, after alterations by Strickland, as the U.S. Custom House in 1844-1935. 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.

Contributor Names

  • Wild, J. C. (John Caspar), circa 1804-1846 Artist.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : Lithography of Wild & Chevalier, 1838.

Subject Headings

  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1838
  • -  Bank of the United States (1816-1836)
  • -  Banks and banking
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Customhouses
  • -  Government buildings
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Neoclassicism (Architecture)
  • -  Pedestrians
  • -  Street scenes

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 776.2. Digital image shows fourth state of print.|Originally published as plate 2 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: 1 print : lithograph ; 14 x 19 centimeters.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: American Institute of Architects, http://aiaphiladelphia.org/buildings/second-bank-united-states.|Philadelphia External on Stone Biographical Dictionary of Lithographers, http://www.librarycompany.org/pos/posdictionary.htm.|John External Caspar Wild, Philadelphia on Stone Biographical Dictionary, Library Company of Philadelphia, http://www.lcpdigital.org. 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

  • 2021670221

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Wild, J. C. , Circa Artist. United States Bank, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1838. Philadelphia: Lithography of Wild & Chevalier. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670221/.

APA citation style:

Wild, J. C. (1838) United States Bank, Chestnut Street, 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/2021670221/.

MLA citation style:

Wild, J. C. , Circa Artist. United States Bank, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Lithography of Wild & Chevalier. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670221/>.