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High Street and market shambles

@ The Library Company of Philadelphia

Breton, William L


View looking east from above Third and High (Market) streets showing the High Street Prison built circa 1723 and the nearby old market stalls during the colonial era. Shows white men in colonial attire walking on the sidewalks and street. In the right of the image, an African American man walks beside a white man. Two African American men are depicted in a stockade and attached to a whipping post near the jail. The man attached to the whipping post is attired in a white cloth that is tied around his waist. The prison operated until the early 1770s when replaced by the Walnut Street Prison. The market shambles were replaced by the permanent Jersey Market circa 1765.; Plate published in John F. Watson's Annals of Philadelphia...(Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1830), opp. p. 301.; Title from item.

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