Top of page

Photo, Print, Drawing William Dunlaps' Coach Manufactory and Repository, Number 169 North Fifth Street. Philadelphia. William Dunlaps' coach manufactory & repository, No. 169 North Fifth Street. Philadelphia

About this Item

Title

  • William Dunlaps' Coach Manufactory and Repository, Number 169 North Fifth Street. Philadelphia.

Other Title

  • William Dunlaps' coach manufactory & repository, No. 169 North Fifth Street. Philadelphia

Summary

  • This advertising print from 1847 shows the factory complex on the 400 block of North Fifth Street in Philadelphia. The complex includes a three-story building marked "Wm. Dunlap No. 169 Carriage Maker," a courtyard with a large wooden gate, and a two-story building, which probably includes a showroom, adorned with signage that reads "Wm. Dunlaps' Coach Factory," and "E.W. Pearce Saddle & Harness Maker." A couple enters through an entryway of the smaller building. A gentleman walks near the corner of the complex, heading toward the four different types of coaches which line the street. Through the open gate, stacks of lumber can be seen within the courtyard. William Dunlap began operating from this factory around 1845. The factory later was used as a hospital, prison, and barracks during the Civil War. This illustration is by Matthias Shirk Weaver. Born around 1816, probably in New Holland, Pennsylvania, Weaver came to Philadelphia in 1838 to study art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. To support himself, he worked as a lithographic artist, predominantly with printer Thomas S. Sinclair, drawing large Philadelphia business advertisements, portraits, membership certificates, book illustrations, sheet music covers, and maps. He left Philadelphia for Ohio in 1845, where he died of consumption (tuberculosis) in 1847. This print was produced by Sinclair, one of the premier Philadelphia lithographers of the 19th century.

Names

  • Weaver, Matthias S., 1815 or 16-1847 Artist.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : Lithography of Thomas Sinclair, 1847-05.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1847-05
  • -  Advertising
  • -  Carriage and wagon making
  • -  Carriage manufacturers and dealers
  • -  Carriages and carts
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Factories
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Merchants
  • -  Storefronts
  • -  Stores and shops
  • -  Street scenes
  • -  Wagons

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 838"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph ; 30 x 43 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

  • 2021670406

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse. Researchers are encouraged to review the source information attached to each item. For information on contacting WDL partner organizations, see this archived list of partners

The Library asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here.

Credit Line: [Original Source citation], World Digital Library

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For additional information and contact information for many of the partner organizations, see this archived capture of the World Digital Library site from 2021.

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Weaver, Matthias S., 1815 Or 16-1847 Artist. William Dunlaps' Coach Manufactory and Repository, Number 169 North Fifth Street. Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Philadelphia United States of America, 1847. Philadelphia: Lithography of Thomas Sinclair, -05. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670406/.

APA citation style:

Weaver, M. S. (1847) William Dunlaps' Coach Manufactory and Repository, Number 169 North Fifth Street. Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Philadelphia United States of America, 1847. Philadelphia: Lithography of Thomas Sinclair, -05. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670406/.

MLA citation style:

Weaver, Matthias S., 1815 Or 16-1847 Artist. William Dunlaps' Coach Manufactory and Repository, Number 169 North Fifth Street. Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Lithography of Thomas Sinclair, -05. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670406/>.