Photo, Print, Drawing Moyamensing Prison.

About this Item

Title

  • Moyamensing Prison.

Summary

  • This view shows the prison built in 1832-35 after the designs of Thomas Ustick Walter (1804-87) at Tenth and Reed Streets in Philadelphia. A horse-drawn wagon used to carry convicts, known as a Black Maria, draws toward the front of the Gothic-style building. Two men watch the carriage from near the road and two others are visible close to one of the battlement towers. The prison, which operated under a system of solitary confinement, was demolished in 1968. The print was originally published as Plate 9 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 in 1838 and in 1848 with hand coloring. 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
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Egyptian revival (Architecture)
  • -  Horse-drawn vehicles
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Moyamensing Prison (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • -  Prisons
  • -  Street scenes
  • -  Wagons

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 492.4"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 14 x 18 centimeters.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Philadelphia on Stone Biographical Dictionary, Library Company of Philadelphia, http://www.librarycompany.org/pos/posdictionary.htm.|Martin External Snyder, "J.C. Wild and His Philadelphia Views," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 87 (January 1953).|John 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

  • 2021670362

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Bowen, John T., Circa ? Printer, and J. C Wild. Moyamensing Prison. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1848. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670362/.

APA citation style:

Bowen, J. T. & Wild, J. C. (1848) Moyamensing Prison. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1848. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670362/.

MLA citation style:

Bowen, John T., Circa ? Printer, and J. C Wild. Moyamensing Prison. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670362/>.