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Arch Street ferry, Philadelphia

@ The Library Company of Philadelphia

W. Birch & Son


View of the Arch Street ferry terminal on the Delaware River. Depicts Philadelphia's busy waterfront and includes sailing ships, warehouses, bartering merchants, and dock workers weighing, as well as loading, barrels and bundles of produce onto carts. Others, including white women, are fishing and enjoying the view. To the far left of an unoccupied dock, dock workers, including an African American man, move large bundles. At the turn of the nineteenth century ferries were the main source of transportation to Southern New Jersey. New Jersey provided much of the fresh produce sold at Philadelphia markets.; Drawn, engraved & published by W. Birch & Son; Sold by R. Campbell & Co. No. 30 Chesnut [sic] Street.; Title from duplicate print.

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The Library Company of Philadelphia

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