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Old Lutheran Church, in Fifth Philadelphia

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W. Birch & Son

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Street scene showing Fifth Street with the Old Lutheran Church (i.e., St. Michael's Church). Depicts well-dressed white women in small groups, a woman and child, and men strolling passed the church, a horse-drawn carriage traveling down the street, and three white men conversing around a horse hitched to a post near two African American girls. One of the girls holds out her hand. Also shows dogs standing and running in the street. St Michael's Church, built 1743-1748 and demolished in 1872, was occupied in 1777 by British chaplains and used as the garrison church of the British troops during the American Revolution.; Drawn, engraved & published by W. Birch & Son; Sold by R. Campbell & Co. No. 30 Chesnut [sic] St. Philada.; Title from item.

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