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Girard's Bank, late the Bank of the United States, in Third Street Philadelphia

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Street scene with a view of Girard's Bank on Third Street. In the foreground, a group of men converse and couples stroll the sidewalk, individuals walk up the bank's steps, horse-drawn carts travel up the street, and an African American laborer works in front of a nearby building. Designed by Samuel Blodget, Jr., the majestic building was completed in 1797 and housed the first Bank of the United States until the revocation of the bank's charter by Congress in 1811. Purchased by wealthy Philadelphian Stephen Girard, the building became "Girard's Bank" and operated there for the next twenty years.; Drawn & Published by W. Birch Enamel Painter 1800.

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The Library Company of Philadelphia

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