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Photo, Print, Drawing Brown, Frederick, and Kunkel, Clothing Warerooms. 41 North Third Street, Philadelphia.

About this Item

Title

  • Brown, Frederick, and Kunkel, Clothing Warerooms. 41 North Third Street, Philadelphia.

Summary

  • This lithograph from 1855 is an unlettered proof of an advertisement showing a block of businesses on North Third Street (37--43), north of Market Street in Philadelphia. The businesses include (from left to right): Sieger, Lamb & Company, dry goods (43); Brown, Frederick & Kunkel, men's and boys' wear, and Irwin, Shultz & Peiper, merchants (41); S. Brock Junior, fancy dry goods, and Iungerich & Smith, grocers (39); and Lloyd & Walmsley, trimmings (37). (Irwin, Shultz & Peiper is spelled variantly, as Irwin, Schultz & Peiper, on the storefront.) The storefronts are four to five stories tall and are built of stone. Gentlemen patrons are seen entering and exiting most of the establishments, with some ascending and descending interior flights of stairs. A man sits on a crate in front of Sieger, Lamb & Company. At Brown, Frederick, & Kunkel, a crate rests outside on the sidewalk, while inside, boxes are piled near the second-floor windows. Barrels crowd the first floor of Iungerich & Smith. A laborer rolls a barrel into the shop, and two barrels line the sidewalk behind him. Outside of Lloyd & Walmsley, a gentleman inspects a large box. On the street in front of the buildings are drays, a wagon, and a handcart, attended by their drivers. Some are loaded with goods, with faint writing visible. One drayman attempts to settle his agitated horse. The view also shows the storefront (without signage) at 45 North Third Street and partial views, with signage, of neighboring businesses, including J.W. Swain, umbrellas and parasols (35). The artist, who is likely William H. Rease, was born in Pennsylvania circa 1818, and was the most prolific lithographer of advertising prints in Philadelphia during the 1840s and 1850s. Rease became active in his trade around 1844. Through the 1850s he mainly worked with printers Frederick Kuhl and Wagner & McGuigan in the production of advertising prints known for their portrayals of human details. Although Rease often collaborated with other lithographers, by 1850 he promoted in O'Brien's Business Directory his own establishment, located at 17 South Fifth Street, north of Chestnut Street. In 1855 he relocated his establishment to the northeast corner of Fourth and Chestnut Streets (after a circa 1853-55 partnership with Francis Schell), where in addition to advertising prints he produced certificates, views, maps, and maritime prints.

Names

  • Rease, William H., circa 1818-1893 Artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1855.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1855
  • -  Advertising
  • -  Carriages and carts
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Clothing stores
  • -  Commercial streets
  • -  Crates
  • -  Dry goods stores
  • -  Grocery stores
  • -  Horse-drawn vehicles
  • -  Laborers
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Merchants
  • -  Storefronts
  • -  Stores and shops
  • -  Street scenes

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 65"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph, tinted ; 53 x 60 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

  • 2021670420

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Rease, William H., Circa Artist. Brown, Frederick, and Kunkel, Clothing Warerooms. 41 North Third Street, Philadelphia. Philadelphia United States of America Pennsylvania, 1855. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670420/.

APA citation style:

Rease, W. H. (1855) Brown, Frederick, and Kunkel, Clothing Warerooms. 41 North Third Street, Philadelphia. Philadelphia United States of America Pennsylvania, 1855. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670420/.

MLA citation style:

Rease, William H., Circa Artist. Brown, Frederick, and Kunkel, Clothing Warerooms. 41 North Third Street, Philadelphia. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670420/>.