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Evans, card & fancy printer. Office, Fourth St. below Chestnut, Philadelphia

@ The Library Company of Philadelphia

Louderbach & Hoffman


Business advertisement depicting the commercial building at 402 Library Street containing the establishments of Howell Evans; the Dime Savings Fund; ship and custom house brokers, E. Headley Bailey & M.S. Alexander; engravers on wood, James W. Louderbach & Gustavus A. Hoffman; lithographer, John Childs; and engravers, stationers and producers of embossed cards, envelopes, labels, etc., Jacob Maas, Henry Percival, and Jacob's son, Charles E. Maas. Several men and women pedestrians, including an African American man laborer carrying a bundle, walk the sidewalk. Patrons enter the building's open doorways. A coach travels speedily past the building. Evans, the self-promoted first "fast card press in the city" operated his firm at the address until 1880. In 1860, his press executed the advertisements for the Philadelphia City Directory. Louderbach & Hoffman, a partnership formed in 1853 resided at the site until dissolving in 1860.; A. Bigot del.; Title from duplicate print.; Date from Poulson inscription on recto: Fourth Street; s.w. cor.; Library Street; Feby, 26, 1856.

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