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Photo, Print, Drawing Wright, Hunter and Company. Southwest Corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia. Wright, Hunter & Co. S.W. cor. Ninth & Walnut Sts. Philadelphia

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Title

  • Wright, Hunter and Company. Southwest Corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia.

Other Title

  • Wright, Hunter & Co. S.W. cor. Ninth & Walnut Sts. Philadelphia

Summary

  • This 1858 advertising print shows the five-story property at 900 Walnut Street, on the corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia. The building was tenanted by the plumbing and gas fitting establishment of William Wright, John C. Hunter, J.H. McFetrich, and Thomas Brown. Seventeen bays of windows extend the length of the property on Ninth Street. On the left, two women and a young girl stand in front of the adjacent and unidentified property, which is adorned by the metal skeleton for an awning. On Ninth Street, a man drives a horse-drawn cart north, while another unloads goods from a dray. A horse-drawn omnibus is partially visible in the background. Two gentlemen wearing long coats and top hats stand at the entrance to the plumbing store on Walnut Street. One of them grasps the handle of a pump in the doorway. Chandeliers and other wares are visible through the large shop windows. Two white horses are hitched to a closed cab, which is stopped in front of the entrance. The name of the business, "Wright, Hunter & Co.," appears prominently on the cornice of the building, and on signboards facing both Walnut and Ninth Streets. The business was managed at this site beginning in 1855; the store name was changed to John C. Hunter & Company in 1864. This lithograph was created by Robert F. Reynolds, an artist born circa 1818 in Pennsylvania, and known for his fine-detailed architectural advertising prints. The printing firm was Wagner & McGuigan, which specialized in the production of advertising prints.

Names

  • Reynolds, Robert F., born circa 1818 Artist.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : Printed by Wagner & McGuigan, 1858-12-11.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1858-12-11
  • -  Advertising
  • -  Carriages and carts
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Gas light fixtures industry
  • -  Horse-drawn vehicles
  • -  Horses
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Merchants
  • -  Piping
  • -  Plumbing stores
  • -  Storefronts
  • -  Stores and shops
  • -  Street scenes
  • -  Wagons
  • -  Water pumps

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 868"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph ; 52 x 42 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.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Philadelphia on Stone

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670380

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Reynolds, Robert F., Born Circa 1818 Artist. Wright, Hunter and Company. Southwest Corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia. United States of America Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1858. Philadelphia: Printed by Wagner & McGuigan, -12-11. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670380/.

APA citation style:

Reynolds, R. F. (1858) Wright, Hunter and Company. Southwest Corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia. United States of America Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1858. Philadelphia: Printed by Wagner & McGuigan, -12-11. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670380/.

MLA citation style:

Reynolds, Robert F., Born Circa 1818 Artist. Wright, Hunter and Company. Southwest Corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Printed by Wagner & McGuigan, -12-11. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670380/>.