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Photo, Print, Drawing Saint John's Church, Philadelphia. St. John's Church, Philadelphia

About this Item

Title

  • Saint John's Church, Philadelphia.

Other Title

  • St. John's Church, Philadelphia

Summary

  • This print shows an exterior view of the Gothic-style Roman Catholic Church, Saint John the Evangelist, located at 23--25 South 13th Street in Philadelphia. The church opened for services in April 1832. The print shows parishioners walking up the steps of the building and two women conversing on the sidewalk. An iron fence protects the building. The print was originally published as plate 19 in Views of Philadelphia, and Its Vicinity, published by the firm J.C. Wild & J.B. Chevalier, Lithographers (Philadelphia, 1838). The lithographic stones for the views were acquired by John T. Bowen and reissued with hand coloring in 1838 and in 1848. John Caspar Wild (circa 1804--46) was a Swiss-born artist and lithographer who arrived in Philadelphia from Paris in 1832. He produced numerous prints and paintings of Philadelphia and other American cities. Bowen was a prominent Philadelphia lithographer and the most important mid 19th-century American publisher of publication plates. He was born in England circa 1801, immigrated to the United States in 1834, and worked as a colorist and lithographer in New York before relocating to Philadelphia. He took over the firm Wild & Chevalier, including the rights to Views of Philadelphia.

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : J.T. Bowen, 1848.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1840 to 1848
  • -  Architecture, Gothic
  • -  Catholic churches
  • -  Churches
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Saint John the Evangelist Church (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • -  Street scenes

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 709.3"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 17 x 13 centimeters.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: "Bowen, John T.," 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.|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

  • 2021670285

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Bowen, John T., Circa ? Printer, and J. C Wild. Saint John's Church, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1848. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670285/.

APA citation style:

Bowen, J. T. & Wild, J. C. (1848) Saint John's Church, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1848. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670285/.

MLA citation style:

Bowen, John T., Circa ? Printer, and J. C Wild. Saint John's Church, Philadelphia. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670285/>.