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Chesnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia

@ The Library Company of Philadelphia

Fenner, Sears & Co


Exterior view of the third building of the popular theater, known as "Old Drury," at Chestnut Street above Sixth. Pedestrians, a newspaper boy, and laborers stroll the sidewalk. An African American huckster sells his wares to a customer in the street. The building, designed by William Strickland, was erected in 1822 after fire claimed the second building at Sixth and Chestnut Streets. It was demolished in 1855.; Drawn by R. Goodacre; engraved & printed by Fenner, Sears & Co.; Published in John Howard Hinton's The history and topography of the United States (London: I.T. Hinton, & Simpkin & Marshall, 1830-1832), vol. 2, aft. p. 502. (LCP Am 1830 Hinto (2231.Q)).; Printed in upper right corner: 47.

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The Library Company of Philadelphia

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