Photo, Print, Drawing Philadelphia, from the State House Steeple, North, East and South. Philadelphia, from the State House steeple, north, east and south
About this Item
- Philadelphia, from the State House Steeple, North, East and South.
- Philadelphia, from the State House steeple, north, east and south
- This lithograph is by Leo von Elliot (1816-90) after a sketch by Joseph Thoma. Little is known about either of these artists. The panoramic view of Philadelphia in the mid-19th century looks east toward the Delaware River, predominantly showing the area east of Fifth Street between Arch and South Streets from the State House (Independence Hall). It includes the Court House (later City Hall, 500 Chestnut Street) and the Philadelphia Library (the Library Company of Philadelphia, 105 South Fifth Street). Also seen are a flag flying on top of the U.S. Bank (later the Second Bank of the United States, 420 Chestnut Street), the spires of Christ Church (22-34 North Second Street), and Saint Peter's Church (300-340 Pine Street). The print also shows part of the State House garden; the north side of the 500 block of Chestnut Street, including adjoined storefronts tenanted by the American Hotel (181-83 Chestnut Street); S.L. Simons daguerreotype rooms (179 Chestnut Street); George Earle's Pantechnethica (175 Chestnut Street); George J. Henkels' City Cabinet Wareroom (173 Chestnut Street); and a clothing store on the northwest corner of Fifth and Chestnut Streets. Also seen are rooftop views (including people on the roofs) of several of the surrounding city blocks, and a few pedestrians and a horse-drawn carriage on Chestnut Street. Sailboats and a steamboat are visible on the Delaware River in the distance, along with the horizon of Camden, New Jersey.
- Elliot, Leo von, 1816-1890 Lithographer.
- Friend, Norman M., born approximately 1815 Printer.
- Sinclair, Thomas S., circa 1805-1881 Printer.
- Thoma, Joseph, 1851-1915 Artist.
Created / Published
- Philadelphia : J.C. Sidney, 1849.
- - United States of America--New Jersey--Camden
- - United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
- - 1849
- - Bell towers
- - Christ Church (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- - Churches
- - Cities and towns
- - City Hall (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- - City halls
- - Delaware River (New York-Delaware and New Jersey)
- - Library Company of Philadelphia
- - Lithographs
- - Panoramic views
- - Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- - Storefronts
- - Street scenes
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - "Digital catalog number: POS 587"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
- - Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph, tinted with one stone ; 45 x 89 centimeters.
- - 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
Library of Congress Control Number
- compressed data
Additional Metadata Formats
IIIF Presentation Manifest
- Bell Towers
- Christ Church (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- Cities and Towns
- City Hall (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- City Halls
- Delaware River (New York-Delaware and New Jersey)
- Library Company of Philadelphia
- New Jersey
- Panoramic Views
- Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- Street Scenes
- United States of America
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Chicago citation style:
Elliot, Leo Von, Lithographer, Norman M Friend, Thomas S Sinclair, and Joseph Thoma. Philadelphia, from the State House Steeple, North, East and South. New Jersey Pennsylvania Camden Philadelphia United States of America, 1849. Philadelphia: J.C. Sidney. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670296/.
APA citation style:
Elliot, L. V., Friend, N. M., Sinclair, T. S. & Thoma, J. (1849) Philadelphia, from the State House Steeple, North, East and South. New Jersey Pennsylvania Camden Philadelphia United States of America, 1849. Philadelphia: J.C. Sidney. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670296/.
MLA citation style:
Elliot, Leo Von, Lithographer, et al. Philadelphia, from the State House Steeple, North, East and South. Philadelphia: J.C. Sidney. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670296/>.